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

Jeff Bailey jbailey@nisa.net
Mon, 6 Oct 2003 08:37:02 -0700

On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 09:17:56AM -0400, Colin Walters 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..

That sounds like an upstream bug then...  autoreconf comes from the
automake package, so it would certainly be reasonable for it to call the
version it was packaged with.

Jeff Bailey