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

Nobuhiro Iwamatsu iwamatsu at nigauri.org
Sun Mar 29 15:01:01 UTC 2009


On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:47:44 +0200
Peter Eisentraut <peter_e at gmx.net> wrote:

> 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.

Yes, I know simple measures method.
And I know that there is a problem in tarball. 
However, I think that the user who does not know this is troubled without knowing this problem. 
I think that had better cope in cdbs side. 
For example, output the message of this problem and finished.

Best regards,

Nobuhiro Iwamatsu

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