[Build-common-hackers] Bug#725950: Bug#725950: cdbs: allow version ranges in DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_foo
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
> currently older versions of automake (up to 1.11) are scheduled for
> removal , 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.
> DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_AUTOMAKE_MINVERSION and ..._MAXVERSION), that would
> 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.
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?
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