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Re: Possibility of a ${srcdir}/info/dir target race?

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Possibility of a ${srcdir}/info/dir target race?
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:20:24 -0500
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Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> (Does the Debian build process really need to diverge from the normal
> tarfile build process so much?)

It's quite likely that the way I handle things can be improved, but the
current approach is due to:

  - The DFSG split (unfortunately)

  - History/accretion[1]

  - Debian's need to keep regularly updated auto* files (architectures)

  - My desire to maintain the package as branches of the upstream git
    repository (via git-dpm)

[1] As an example (if I don't misremember), at least in the past the
    build process might alter the shipped .elc files in the source tree,
    which caused difficulties with respect to the Debian diff (also
    affected by the fact that Debian patches some .el files -- though
    I've been steadily reducing that).

    However I eventually just switched to a brute-force approach, where
    we make three entire copies of the source in
    debian/build-{x,nox,lucid}, so that may not be an issue anymore.

Hope this helps
Rob Browning
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