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Re: A debian/rules target to rebuild pre-built stuff?

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:
>> If they use AM_MAINTAINER_MODE and it's "disabled" [1], 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.



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