devhelp and autoconf

Magnus Therning magnus at
Sun Jan 9 16:35:44 CST 2005

On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 12:42:03PM +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
>First please use the right places: bugzilla for bugs or ubuntu-users
>for general questions about the distribution, this list is about the
>ubuntu development.

I just find it rather confusing to use bugzilla for reporting bugs on
packages. Also, I haven't signed up for it yet.

And I am not entirely sure how to handle packages that are in

>Le dimanche 09 janvier 2005 à 10:58 +0100, Magnus Therning a écrit :
>> Furthermore it seems certain characters are missing, e.g. the
>> character '>' is missing from the Makefile(.am|.in) examples in
>> Autoconf->17...->Making testsuiteScripts).
>Could you give an example of a wrong one ?

The title of that page to begin with! In the info file the title is

 Making `testsuite' Scripts

in devhelp it is

 Making testsuiteScripts

On that page there is a Makefile rule. The last line of the rule reads

 } $(srcdir)/package.m4

It should be

 } >$(srcdir)/package.m4


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