autotools (Re: Accepted gnome-system-monitor 2.7.0-0ubuntu6
daniel.stone at canonical.com
Fri Oct 1 20:54:02 CDT 2004
On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 12:36:52PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 02:40:01PM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > * Add autotools-dev to Build-Deps, only ever patch configure.in rather than
> > configure.
> Once we get around to having Ubuntu packaging guidelines, this is going to
> be officially deprecated. The right thing to do is to run the autotools
> when building the source, not when building the binaries. If the packaging
> tools make this inconvenient, then we'll fix the packaging tools.
> Meanwhile, please avoid running autoconf at build time.
Hooray for CDBS.
Essentially, there were a couple of FTBFS's because patches failed to
apply -> configure was seemingly run randomly. After I switched to this
tack (which I didn't like, FWIW), CDBS stopped rebuilding configure for
me; go figure.
Daniel Stone <daniel.stone at canonical.com>
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