On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 09:51:12 (CEST), Fabian Greffrath wrote:

> Am 09.06.2010 09:40, schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
>> it seems that the build dependencies are not strict enough. BTW, would
>
> He? The package clearly Build-Depends on the version of autotools-dev
> which introduced the debhelper addon.

right, my bad.

>> it be feasible instead of tightening the build dependencies to change
>> the packaging in a way that allows building on debian stable?
>
> Sure, that's possible with some effort. But I consider that
> counter-productive. There is so much exciting development going on in
> unstable and I think it would be sad if we couldn't make use of
> it. Furthermore, it's clearly not the goal of unstable to remain
> compatible with stable in order to serve as a source for backports.

Sure, I agree. but please also understand that my current workflow
includes building them on a machine running debian stable in a unstable
chroot with schroot. In this process, I first create a source package
outside the chroot, which is then used as basis. By requiring features
from unstable *even for building the source package*, you make it an
additional efford for me to sponsor the package.

Hm. perhaps I should build the source package as well in the chroot. I
will revisit my script, maybe its just a minor modification.

> In this specific case, we could even drop the autotools-dev hack. Both
> config.sub and config.guess are new enough. ;)

thanks, please do.
-- 
Gruesse/greetings,
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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