Syncing make-dfsg 2.82 from Debian experimental

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Wed Aug 8 21:00:38 UTC 2012

Am Mittwoch, den 08.08.2012, 22:09 +0200 schrieb Sebastien Bacher:
> Hey everyone,
> I'm unsure who to ask for feedback so I'm emailing that list.
> Is there anyone having an objection syncing make 2.82 [1] from Debian 
> experimental?
> - the version is out of over 2 years
> - it's in fedora for about 2 years
> - it's in Debian experimental for a year
> The new version fixes a stack of bugs, it seems Debian found an issue 
> they consider important (breaking compatibility in some cases), upstream 
> doesn't have the same opinion and documentation that with a "WARNING: 
> Backward-incompatibility!" in their NEWS, the bug didn't get any 
> activity for almost a year.
> The reason I'm asking is because I ran into issues trying to update 
> webkit this week and build needs a make update (and a patch over the new 
> version) to build correctly, which let us with the options to update 
> make, or trying to backport fixes for it, or try to workaround on the 
> webkit side...
> Is anyone here having a strong opinion on the topic? If nobody says to 
> not to do I will probably sync the new version for quantal

I have no strong opinion, but I vote for doing the sync.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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