[Build-common-hackers] Bug#534868: use Makefile as stamp rather than config.status

Robert Millan rmh.debian.bts at aybabtu.com
Sat Jun 27 18:51:24 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.56
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

The stamp file used for configure target is config.status, which is always
present with configure scripts generated by autoconf.  However, not all
configure scripts are generated by autoconf.

A number of projects ship a script with similar semantics that will generate
Makefile but not config.status (qemu and mplayer are two notable examples).

I recommend that Makefile is used as stamp file instead.  This prevents
redundant configure runs on such packages.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-libre2-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.0.15     helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20080123.1 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                 2.10.35lenny3 scripts to make the life of a Debi
pn  doc-base                   <none>        (no description available)

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