[Build-common-hackers] autotools.mk and cvs-buildpackage

Colin Walters walters@verbum.org
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 09:17:56 -0400

On Mon, 2003-10-06 at 08:43, Jeff Bailey wrote:

> Colin: I generally think that doing this in the package is horribly
> wrong, but since people keep asking should we consider having a
> DEB_AUTOTOOLS_RECONF = yes or something like that?

If it can really be done reliably, then sure.  But I'm a little
skeptical about autoreconf always doing the right thing.  For example,
will it take care of using automake-1.7 instead of automake when
necessary?  Etc.  From looking at the source it appears not to..