On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 03:13:14PM +0200, Mehdi Dogguy wrote: > Paul Wise wrote: > > On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:03 AM, Julian Andres Klode <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > >>> Description : debhelper add-on to call autoreconf and clean up after the build > >>> > >>> Package: dh-autoreconf > > > > I'd suggest just putting this into debhelper rather than making it a > > separate package. > > > > Is there any advantage to have it packaged? > > AIUI, you have to add a build-dependency anyway and change at least one > line in the debian/rules to call dh-autoreconf. Well, that line could > simply call autoreconf (or whatever) which even makes debian/rules clearer. The difference is that dh_autoreconf calls autoreconf and stores a list of the changes and the changed files are then removed in the clean target. If you just call autoreconf, the changes end up in the diff; and this is not what we want. BTW; The code is now available at http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/dh-autoreconf.git and also features a CDBS rule for those maintainers still using it and a --mode parameter with a 'timesize' mode to use size+timestamp instead of an md5sum to detect changes. -- Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.
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