calf package failed build

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at
Mon Nov 27 14:01:05 UTC 2017

2017-11-27 14:28 GMT+01:00 Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at>:

> Quoting IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU) (2017-11-27 13:55:50)
> > On 2017-11-27 11:26, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> >> while I started work on calf package it failed to build :(
> >> Any idea what is wrong? I am not very familiar with cdbs.
> From a brief look, problem seems to be related to refreshing autotools.
> Calf packaging deliberately avoids using dh-autoreconf, because that
> tool does (or did, last I check) cleanup without restoring original
> files (just removing them) which does not play nice with some styles of
> git-based package maintenance (with git-buildpackage used with caff you
> will need to use either --git-ignore-new or --git-export, either of
> which risk masquerading other packaging problems).
> Great with additional maintainers, Jaromír!  Good that you bring up the
> trouble you ran into.
> NB! I notice you bumped debhelper compatibility but did not mention why
> - please consider reverting that change unless you know of a concrete
> need for more modern debhelper version that is available in oldstable,
> as tightening makes backporting more complex.

​Ok reverted

> I will try take some time to look at calf packaging, including limiting
> its use of CDBS.  I do not feel ready yet to abandon CDBS, so doing that
> for Calf means alienating me from the packaging.  I am (mildly but) not
> strongly against that, just mentioning as a different view on the issue
> compared to IOhannes' view.

​I wouldn't switch to short_dh without asking others uploaders especially
if I know that you prefer CDBS strongly.
I will let fixing this on you than.

best regards

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