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Re: timestamp preservation design (issue 1256)

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-06-25 13:25:01 CEST

On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 12:15:19PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Use case:
> >
> > A lot of Debian package maintainers are going to do 'svn export;
> > debuild', and 99+% of the time, debuild is going to invoke "make".
> >
> > It's not practical to build Debian packages within CVS or SVN checkouts,
> > because the former is littered with CVS/ directories and the latter with
> > .svn/ directories.
> I don't know anything about Debian packages, but...
> Why not make the build tools ignore these, as, for example, Perl's
> MakeMaker does?

Ironically, building Debian packages of Perl modules from Subversion
checkouts is currently a particular headache requiring runes to be
inserted in Makefile.PL, since MakeMaker in Perl 5.8.0 does *not*
exclude .svn directories ...


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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