[Pkg-crosswire-devel] [Merge] lp:~bdrung/xiphos/lintian-clean into lp:~pkgcrosswire/xiphos/main

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Sat Sep 12 10:44:38 BST 2009

Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:

>> Do you know if it is common to have such large patches just to overcome
>> lintian warnings like this?

> As far as I know if you modify configure.ac, makefile.am and etc you
> should run all autofoo and use it as a patch cause then you will have
> the same configure + Makefile.in's on all architectures.

You'll potentially have different one on each build, depending on what
version of autotools they have... I think?

> There is high chance that each architecture and each release has
> different autotools and by applying patch is the only option to make
> reproducible builds.

Maybe, *if* you are already patching configure.ac, and build depending
on autoconf and friends, and regenerating all thpse files at build time.

But that "if" is significant.  Does xiphos currently do that?  If it
does, then a huge patch for files that will be autogenerated at build
time is, of course, unnecessary :)

However... I'm a bit confused here... if xiphos does that already, why
is Benjamin seeing rpath warnings?

Jonathan (sending to just pkg-crosswire-devel and cc Benjamin)

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