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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Sep 6 14:13:07 UTC 2014

On sam., 2014-09-06 at 16:02 +0200, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> 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.

Ok :)
> >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.
It's in xfce4-dev-tools recommends and is usually brought by
build-essential anwyay, I guess.

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