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Re: config.sub and config.guess | .diff.gz bloat

On Thu, 06 Nov 2003, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> debhelper puts the following into the "clean" rule in debian/rules:
> ifneq "$(wildcard /usr/share/misc/config.sub)" ""
> 	cp -f /usr/share/misc/config.sub config.sub
> endif
> ifneq "$(wildcard /usr/share/misc/config.guess)" ""
> 	cp -f /usr/share/misc/config.guess config.guess
> endif

It would be cleaner (for the diff) to:
  1. build-depend on autotools-dev
  2. use ln -sf instead of cp -f.

  Of course, for that to work, you HAVE to rm -f both files in the
  clean target, and do the ln -sf before you call configure.

Anyway, whatever you do, you are to keep these files up-to-date.
See the autotools-dev readme file.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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