[debhelper-devel] Bug#872510: debhelper: dh_update_autotools_config does not handle old config.* files

Guillem Jover guillem at debian.org
Thu Aug 17 22:47:05 UTC 2017

Package: debhelper
Version: 10.7.2
Severity: wishlist


I was updating the arj package to switch from its manual code to
update config.* to use dh_update_autotools_config, but while checking
the source after noticing it didn't do anything, saw that it only
considers config.* files if they contain a timestamp= line withing
the first 10 lines. Which means I cannot use that command, as old
files didn't contain that marker. :(

Could the detection be improved, or new options added to either force
it or to be able to specify the files to update?


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