On Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:06:33 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
IMHO adding precaution cruft like "[ -f configure ] &&
exit -1 [...]"
is a sign of the packager doing package updates too carelessly if
(s)he doesn't even trust oneself or others to check if the upstream
build system has changed between releases...
Agreed. It's a trade-off. Guards aren't bad, but in this case their
benefit is questionable. It probably doesn't work completely anyway, since
if the build framework uses Autotools, there likely are no pregenerated
Makefiles, and only a successful run on the configure script will generate