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Re: Doesn't contain source for waf binary code

On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 09:12:37AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > While the waf behavour does sound quite awful, is this really any
> > different than the current behaviour of the autotools?  The "configure"
> > script is an unreadable mess generated by the expansion of macros in the
> > autotools packages; it too bears little relation to the original macros.
> But all the original macros are actually present and shipped with the
> source (or are obtained from some version of the Autoconf, Automake, and
> Libtool packages),
You must mean "all the original macros should be actually present" because
it is not always true, as you seem to imply below.

> and I think that failure to regenerate the configure
> machinery with current Autotools would constitute a bug.  The difference
> with waf is that the sources aren't included and aren't easily obtainable
> via another package in Debian one can build-depend on.
> I'm converting all of my packages to use dh-autoreconf so that I can
> detect such bugs.


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