Re: A debian/rules target to rebuild pre-built stuff?
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Adam Borowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> If they use AM_MAINTAINER_MODE and it's "disabled" , there's no way
>> to check if they aren't in DFSG and/or GPL violation by shipping
>> sourceless code. Forbidding it would at least deal with patching
>> autotools output rather than source.
> While I like the idea of rebuilding everything from scratch, adding
> Makefile rules to do so is horrible. Automake bungles this miserably and
> it produces all sorts of random unnecessary bugs. With my upstream hat
> on, I will *always* use AM_MAINTAINER_MODE. I'm happy to explicitly call
> autogen during the build process, but I will not use that misfeature.