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

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 11:53:48AM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:

> debhelper puts the following into the "clean" rule in debian/rules:

dh_make != debhelper.

> 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
> Three questions:
> - why are these two files copied in?

No good reason.

> - are they necessary for the build of the program I am packaging?

Not unless they were already present.

> - they make my .diff.gz file twice their otherwise size; can I delete
> that entry from my rules file altogether, or otherwise remove them from
> the output?


 - mdz

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