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authorJoey Hess <>2010-06-06 18:21:51 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2010-06-06 18:21:51 -0400
commitbe82fb2cf2a71ae659715584524882a326777936 (patch)
tree4f8ef9128433a17063f0bb858348df46b8e6966e /dh
parent3b22d8325c0bbbe490315c372e60ef60ef5b5bd1 (diff)
add autotools_dev example
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@@ -167,6 +167,15 @@ default. This is how to use dh_pycentral instead.
dh $@ --with python-central
+If your package uses autotools and you want to freshen config.sub and
+config.guess with newer versions from the autotools-dev package
+at build time, you can use some commands provided in autotools-dev
+that automate it, like this.
+ #!/usr/bin/make -f
+ %:
+ dh $@ --with autotools_dev
Here is how to force use of perl's Module::Build build system,
which can be necessary if debhelper wrongly detects that the package
uses MakeMaker.