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#1 2012-09-25 17:29:17

From: Pasadena, CA
Registered: 2009-07-13
Posts: 13,625

PKGBUILD best practice for autotools and missing required files

I am trying to update one of my packages in the AUR.  Upstream using GNU automake/autoconf tools and has worked just fine for previous versions.  This time around, the download from upstream is missing several of the mandatory files required by autoconf.  I am trying to figure out the best way to deal with this.

1.  I can add just create them, and distribute them with the Tarbell, and push them into src directory prior to invoking autoconf.


2. I can use the --add-missing flag, but that requires the running of autoconf multiple times (unless I am confused) 

What is the best practice when files such as NEWS and README are missing?

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