On Sat, May 09 2009, martin f krafft wrote:

> also sprach Manoj Srivastava <sriva...@acm.org> [2009.04.15.1702 +0200]:
>>         In my experience, while that used to be true, it has not been
>>  the case for some time now. 
> This topic came up on debian-devel:
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/05/msg00021.html
> If I may sum it up in my own words and mix it with my own opinion,
> then distributions like Debian aren't really necessarily the target
> audience of the autotools output and it might make a lot more sense
> for us to build from VCS. This means that autotools would become
> part of the build process *and* that we rid ourselves of the "dogma"
> of distributing pristine tar sources.

        Huh? These do not logically follow. I always autoreconf during
 the build process for my Debian packages, and yet, I also ship pristine
 sources. I see no contradiction.

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