On Tuesday, 20 September 2016 1:37:41 PM AEST Markus Koschany wrote:
> > I still think that a build-conflicts is the wrong option when you can make
> > it build with both packages installed.  My patch allows it to build
> > regardles of any other packages installed.
> > 
> > Why do you think that build-conflicts is the right solution?
> Currently the game can only be built with automake1.11. That is even
> enforced with the revert-372eff6693e633e8d0d1d0b8a9ceb996a5c3f49f.patch.
> Maybe you forgot to include your patch in the debian directory that you
> attached to the bug report. When I build without automake1.11 the
> package FTBFS.

My patch makes it call automake1.11 directly even if other versions are 
installed.  The automake packages on Debian are specifically configured to 
support this.

> So this patch needs an update but building with the default automake is
> of course the preferred solution.

Automake is very painful to use.  If upstream wanted to support a newer 
version then we could do it as an upstream thing.  But supporting a different 
version of automake in a Debian patch isn't practical.

> By the way the package builds fine in a clean environment even without
> the Build-Conflicts option, that's why I downgraded the severity.

Like most serious Unix users I have many programs I compile and I don't want 
to be uninstalling packages before compiling them.

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