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Re: Bug#375349: autoconf: puts |#_!!_#| in output files

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Bug#375349: autoconf: puts |#_!!_#| in output files
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 18:12:30 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

* Steinar H. Gunderson wrote on Sun, Jun 25, 2006 at 04:26:24PM CEST:
> I checked this, and it's not a bug in autoconf, IMO.
> mkconfig.rb parses config.status for s,,, lines, duplicating them to create
> another configuration file, but it doesn't understand the |#_!!_#| trick.
> I simply made it sed it away itself, and the package was fixed.

Which is just another hack on top of the existing hacks, but oh well, I
guess that's ok for a NMU.

> Decide for yourself if you want to close this as "not a bug", or if you
> actually think it should be changed back in autoconf.

Definitely not a bug.

It would be nice if ruby upstream could fix this and remove usage of
Autoconf internals.  Otherwise you'll keep having to "fix" this again
and again...


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