Bug#943658: wmbattery FTCBFS: fails ./configure during clean

Jeremy Sowden jeremy at azazel.net
Sun Oct 27 16:56:09 GMT 2019

On 2019-10-27, at 16:38:50 +0100, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Source: wmbattery
> Version: 2.51-2
> Tags: patch
> User: debian-cross at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: ftcbfs
> wmbattery fails to cross build from source, because the upstream
> Makefile configures for the build architecture when running make clean
> and this is what dh_auto_clean does ahead of a build. We can prevent
> that behaviour by carefully touching a few files that are to be removed
> anyway.
> Then it fails, because the Makefile runs the build architecture
> pkg-config. In theory, make has no business in running pkg-config in an
> autotools project. It should be using PKG_CHECK_MODULES instead.
> Please consider applying the attached patch.

I'll fix this upstream.

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