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[debbugs-tracker] bug#24331: closed (mkdir_p definition in po/Makefile.i

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#24331: closed (mkdir_p definition in po/Makefile.in.in)
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:07:02 +0000

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: mkdir_p definition in po/Makefile.in.in Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:24:46 +0200 (CEST) User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (DEB 67 2015-01-07)

I'm planning to update the Debian package for diffutils.
The current patches are here:


Clearly, these four:


are not required anymore.

But I'm in doubt about this one:


because it would apply cleanly to diffutils-3.5 if I keep it.

The problem such patch was supposed to fix was this one:


and apparently the patch is not needed anymore.

So, to be sure: Would somebody know why the patch was required in
diffutils-3.3 and not anymore in diffutils-3.5?


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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: [bug-diffutils] bug#24331: mkdir_p definition in po/Makefile.in.in Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:06:10 -0700 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/45.2.0
Santiago Vila wrote:
There must be some other reason. The Debian diffutils package does not
run autoreconf before compiling the package, as I still trust you GNU
people to provide a sane configure script.

Ah, I found it. The fix was to Automake, here:


Since Jim used a new-enough Automake to build the diffutils 3.5 distribution, you should be OK without 02-fix-mkdir-p-definition-in-po-makefile-in-in.

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