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Re: Bug#397939: Lintian: outdated-autotools-helper-file

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 03:19:36PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Bas Wijnen <wijnen@debian.org> writes:
> > On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 09:21:29AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> Always re-running autoconf and automake would increase the number of
> >> FTBFS's that we'd need to fix.
> > Not really.
> No, really, I promise it will.  :)  Each time we upgrade autoconf, it will
> break a bunch of packages that were doing things that weren't supported.

>From a QA point of view it would be nice that we can actually test the
archive with a new version.  We could warn in advance which packages
have a problem.  We can track which still have the problem, and so on.

This would of course assume that it either gets uploaded to
experimental, or that it's not the default version in unstable.


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