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Re: automake transition breakages

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:

> Meaning one needs to get a fix once; a random NMUer might need to chase
> upstream patches (never a pleasure when fixing unrelated issues). Given
> what you wrote, I'm not sure what it buys us to keep -Werror in
> distribution packages, except for the possibly ticking time bomb.

Well, the simple answer is that we avoid having to maintain local patches
against the upstream source to remove -Werror, since generally it's not
something over which we have a choice without patching the upstream
source.  It's usually expressed in configure.ac.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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