Re: A Gtk's build system ?

On Tuesday, 5 August 2014, Simon McVittie <simon mcvittie collabora co uk> wrote:
Best-practice in at least Debian and Ubuntu is moving towards always
discarding the upstream-supplied configure and, and
re-running autoconf/automake to re-generate them during the build; this
removes some of the perceived advantages of Autotools, but it means
we're compiling from actual source code, not from something that looks
vaguely like source code if you aren't really paying attention :-)

For what it's worth OpenEmbedded has also been doing this for years and not as "best practise" but as default behaviour. We basically run autoreconf -sif and have a surprisingly high success rate :)


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