[Build-common-hackers] Bug#439747: Bug#439747: DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_AUTOMAKE: desire way to run autoconf with --add-missing

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Sun Sep 23 17:41:57 UTC 2007

On Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 07:18:25PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > The DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_AUTOMAKE mechanism simply runs automake.
> > It would be nice to be able to add flags like --add-missing --copy
> > to the automake invocation.
> If you are just updating Automake, then there should not be any missing 
> files.  I'm not sure what your use case is.

There can be missing files if you're updating automake.

In my case, upstream had packged with automake 1.4 and I was running
automake 1.10.  The package was missing the script "depcomp".  I
needed to add a simple rule to work around this:

# This is a work-around to the cdbs defect (#439747) that it cannot
# specify --add-missing in the automake invocation.
	automake-1.10 --add-missing --copy || true

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