[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#760634: lintian: add xfce4-dev-tools / xdt-autogen for updating config.{guess, sub}

Jakub Wilk jwilk at debian.org
Sat Sep 6 14:02:31 UTC 2014

Hi Yves-Alexis!

* Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>, 2014-09-06, 12:55:
>lintian has checks for “correct” dates of config.{guess,sub} in the 
>source package, especially for support for newer architectures.
>I didn't check but I guess it drops the warning in case debian/rules 
>use autoreconf command or dh applet, since then the files will be 
>updated at build time.

Not quite. Lintian has a list of packages that can be used for updating 
config.{sub,guess} (see data/cruft/autotools), and it optimistically 
assumes that if you have any of these in Build-Depends, then your 
d/rules takes care of updating the files.

>Can xdt-autogen (from xfce4-dev-tools package) be added to the list of 
>commands dropping the warning? The command does the job of updating 
>autotools files (plus some Xfce specific stuff).

Don't you need to put automake in Build-Depends to be able to use 
xdt-autogen? That should be enough to satisfy Lintian.

Jakub Wilk

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