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Re: Supported SWIG version on swig-py3

From: James McCoy <jamessan_at_jamessan.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:11:32 -0400

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 11:40:35AM +0100, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 11:37:17AM +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
> > Our .tar.bz2 and .tar.gz packages contain source files generated by
> > Swig. A packager /can/ decide to regenerate them; I don't know why they
> > would want to, but they can.
> I had to do just that for quite some time in the OpenBSD package because
> swig versions were out of sync with those used by Subversion's release
> manager at the time, which led to problems during the build.
> I don't remember the details but regenerating those files with the
> installed version of swig fixed things.

We also do that in Debian, but it's more to ensure that we _can_
regenerate them if needed. If we have to patch something in the swig
files, we want to know that we'll be able to successfully rebuild the
resulting output.


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