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Re: Fun with upgrades - not

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Fun with upgrades - not
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:34:44 +0200
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Alexander Kobel <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2016-07-08 14:14, David Kastrup wrote:
>> autoconf is not normally a requirement when building from a tarball
>> which usually contains the autoconf-generated files.  autoconf is only
>> needed for building directly from a repository checkout.  I don't think
>> that Debian usually does that.
> I see. So IIUC, the build-dep target will give you whatever tools are
> necessary to rebuild the contents of the official package locally,

_After_ applying all distribution-specific patches (that's not entirely
theoretical and is, for example, relevant for stuff getting compiled
with libpoppler instead of xpdf).

> which might be different from what you want for a custom compilation
> from source?

Yes.  build-dep is a good first approximation however.

David Kastrup

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