dpatch on Makefile.in?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed Jun 22 04:17:51 CDT 2005

On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 10:03:17AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
>Magnus Therning [2005-06-22  8:36 +0100]:
>>I don't think the argument regarding 'blowing up the package diff.gz'
>>holds water though. Since there now is a dpatch containing the
>>generated changes it actually blows up the diff.gz even more.
>Not if you carefully use the correct version of autoconf/automake etc
>and take care to remove the autom4te directory before creating the
>patch. If you do that, the patch to the .in file should be very small.
>If one just bluntly calls autoreconf with whatever version of autocrap
>is installed, you will end up with possibly a megabyte patch.

Yes, of course, you're right. I don't remember reading anything on this
issue in Debian's materials for maintainers. Did I miss it or should it
be added somewhere? Maybe lintian could be made to check for it?


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