[Build-common-hackers] Bug#521166: Bug#521166: cdbs: When there is already config.status in tarball, build error

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Wed Mar 25 12:47:44 UTC 2009

Nobuhiro Iwamatsu wrote:
> Package: cdbs
> Version: 0.4.53
> Severity: normal
> Hi, maintainer.
> Upstream released with having put a config.status file in tarball.
> In this case the package which maintainer used cdbs for fails in build.
> Because when there was config.status, cdbs misrecognizes when configure
> was carried out, and the reason is because it carries out make.
> Because cdbs carry out make though does not have Makefile, the build
> becomes the error.

I think your best bet here is to set up your debian/rules to delete 
config.status before anything else.

I don't think this warrants a general workaround, also because if the 
upstream tarball is that broken, you don't really know what other 
insanity might be lurking.

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