[Build-common-hackers] Bug#267254: cdbs: DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_LIBTOOL is a broken by design. it cannot work.

Andreas Metzler Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org>, 267254@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 21 Aug 2004 15:06:58 +0200

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.22-1
Severity: important

Offering DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_LIBTOOL as a separate option is broken by
design. You cannot update the libtool code in a package by simply
running "libtoolize -c -f" or "cp -f /usr/bin/libtool
$(DEB_SRCDIR)/libtool". This *will* break stuff, updating libtool
requires that the corresponding libtool.m4 is used by autoconf. -
aclocal and autoconf are a must.

To see an example of this breakage take a look at

                  cu andreas
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