[Pkg-octave-devel] Processing of octave2.9_2.9.7-2_i386.changes

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Fri Aug 18 21:43:39 UTC 2006

* John W. Eaton <jwe at bevo.che.wisc.edu> [2006-08-18 16:30]:

> There is a conf.texi file in the Octave source tar file.  In the
> process of building, a new (temporary) one is generated.  If the newly
> generated file is not changed from the one that is distributed, it is
> discarded and the timestamp on the original file should be unchanged
> so the documentation will not be rebuilt.  But if there is any change
> (and there would be, even if all you do is set prefix=/usr, since the
> default value is /usr/local) then the new file is used and the
> documentation is rebuilt.  Do you have a spcial procedure that
> attempts to avoid this step in the build process?

No, I have nothing special and I still have /usr/local in the conf.texi
files, even with prefix=/usr.  Could you please tell me which
script/makefile is responsible for generating the conf.texi files?


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