[Build-common-hackers] Bug#434390: Bug#434390: cdbs: class for generating buildfiles from clean autotool-files

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Mon Jul 23 15:36:26 UTC 2007

Am Montag, 23. Juli 2007 17:16 schrieb Carl Fürstenberg:
> One would be if the package is built directly from svn/cvs.

Well, first of all, there is already functionality to rerun the autotools 
in /usr/share/cdbs/1/class/autotools-files.mk.

Furthermore, many packages have some sort of autogen.sh or use autoreconf to 
perform the bootstrapping, whereas your proposal only covers a specific way 
to do that bootstrapping.

And lastly, why would one want to do that?  If you are creating Debian 
packages you would presumably use (or create) a release tarball and build 
from that.

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