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Re: some good advice for using cvs-buildpackage

On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 09:54:19AM +0100, Mikael Hedin wrote:

> How do you cope with packages that use autoconf?  I.e. for each compile they
> updates some (Make)files, and the they get into the .diff.gz, even though
> they could (and hence should) be left out.

Packages which use autoconf should remove the Makefiles in their "make clean"
target, which is called by dpkg-buildpackage before running dpkg-source.  Any
package that does not do so is broken, and should be fixed.

What I do (to avoid this problem altogether) is to always build my packages
from a fresh checkout (using cvs-buildpackage) once everything is ready.  This
way, only changes that are checked into CVS end up in the .diff.gz.

 - mdz

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