On Mi, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:53:06 (CET), Fabian Greffrath wrote: > Am 19.01.2010 18:33, schrieb Adrian Knoth: >> The patch was against configure.ac. I don't know if the minimal >> debian/rules is sufficient to re-generate configure after applying this >> patch. >> If need be, add a line like "autoreconf -f" somewhere before calling >> configure. > > Personally, instead of running autoreconf (or similar) during build, I'd > prefer a patch that contains all the changes to configure caused by the > changes to configure.ac.
11:20 <siretart`> I used to prefer to ship patches against configure and Makefile.in's, but as time passes by, I changed my mind 11:20 <siretart`> debian's maintenance on autofoo tools has improved dramatically, IME > This way the package stays idempotent, i.e. it makes no difference if > you build it once or twice from the same source and after running > "debian/rules clean" everything is back in its initial state. Idempotency is preserved if the clean target removes all intermediate files. The price for this is the build dependency on autotools-dev and relying on working autotools packages. I think we can afford both, but YMMV. -- Gruesse/greetings, Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4 _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers