[Build-common-hackers] Bug#217131: new patch, add libtool-update facility

Robert Millan Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es>, 217131@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 16:24:23 +0100

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 04:04:30PM +0100, Stefan Gybas wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> >I updated the autotools-update patch to update libtool also. It can be
> >made to update libtool properly using "libtoolize" when
> >DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_LIBTOOL="pre", or it can also update libtool after it
> >is generated (discouraged, but it might be useful on some situations)
> I think this should be in autotools-files.mk instead of autotools.mk, 
> like the code for updating config.{guess,sub}. The possible changes 
> should also be undone in the clean target.
> If nobody disagrees, I'll put it in autotools-files.mk.

I have two comments:

 - I think it should be "-updates" instead of "-files", it gives a better
   idea of what the file does.
 - Make sure autotools.mk includes that file, otherwise it disables
   config.guess updates for existing packages that rely on it.

Robert Millan

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