Am 20.01.2010 11:23, schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
11:20<siretart`>  I used to prefer to ship patches against configure
                   and's, but as time passes by, I changed
                   my mind
11:20<siretart`>  debian's maintenance on autofoo tools has improved
                   dramatically, IME

Funny coincidence. :)

Idempotency is preserved if the clean target removes all intermediate

Yes, the maintenance effort of keeping up with the list of files to be removed should be about the same as refreshing a patch, I admit.

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.

It's not that I don't trust the autofoo Debian packages. It's just that I think "why repeat the same steps again and again on every buildd if you already know the results and can apply them a priori?".


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