[Build-common-hackers] Bug#200423: lintian: CDBS interaction - outdated autotools-dev files

Jeff Bailey jbailey@nisa.net
Tue, 8 Jul 2003 06:26:43 -0700

On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 06:00:49AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:

> > The "outdated-autotools-helper-file config.{guess,sub}" warning is
> > invalid for packages built using CDBS as it will update those files
> > during the build when autotools.mk is invoked. To avoid bloating the
> > diff, CDBS will restore the original & outdated files before
> > generating the diff.

> I don't think lintian or linda should change; the lintian/linda
> warnings remind you to remind upstream to update those files, which
> they really should do.

I'm of mixed opinion - Is it lin{tian,da}'s job to tell us that upstream
is clueless?  On the other hand, it would be nice if they would update
their build env.

Of course, I'm on the upstream maintainer teams for just about every
package I work with... ;)

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