[Build-common-hackers] Bug#725950: Bug#725950: cdbs: allow version ranges in DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_foo

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Oct 10 15:19:50 UTC 2013

Quoting IOhannes m zmoelnig (2013-10-10 10:34:43)
> currently DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_AUTOMAKE (and friends) take a fixed VERSION 
> number, which makes cdbs create a build-dependency on 
> "automake-VERSION".
> currently older versions of automake (up to 1.11) are scheduled for 
> removal [1], while newer versions (like automake-1.14) are not in 
> wheezy, making backporting of packages needlessly complicated.
> i would suggest to allow ranges of the versions (e.g. 
> create a versioned build-dependency on 'automaken', and call 
> `automake` (rather than the versioned name) during the build-process.
> this also applies to the other AUTO-foo.

Great approach!

I've wanted to deal with this for some time but wanted and approach that 
was backporting-friendly, which this could be.

I am pretty bogged down currently - will you try implement it?

 - Jonas

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