Debian Bug report logs - #735489
x11-xserver-utils: Use autotools-dev to keep config.{sub, guess} up to date for portability

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Package: src:x11-xserver-utils; Maintainer for src:x11-xserver-utils is Debian X Strike Force <>;

Reported by: Wookey <>

Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version x11-xserver-utils/7.7+1

Fixed in version x11-xserver-utils/7.7+2

Done: Julien Cristau <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#735489; Package src:x11-xserver-utils. (Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:33:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Wookey <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: x11-xserver-utils: Use autotools-dev to keep config.{sub, guess} up to date for portability
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:29:37 +0000
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Source: x11-xserver-utils
Version: 7.7+1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
Usertag: arm64

This package FTBFS on the forthcoming arm64 architecture due to
config.{sub,guess} being too old. This patch uses autotools-dev and the
debhelper dh_autotools* commands to update them before configre and
clean them at the end.

This is a nice solution which will work for other new architectures in
the future. (hopefully it will become default debhelper behaviour at
some point).

You could alternatively choose to do a full dh_autoreconf which is a
more thorough excercise and generally a good thing, but that may need
packaging changes to work. This patch is non-intrusive and tested.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-kvm-i386-20110111 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
[x11-xserver-utils_7.7+1-autoconfig-update.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:24:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Julien Cristau <>
Subject: Bug#735489: fixed in x11-xserver-utils 7.7+2
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:21:34 +0000
Source: x11-xserver-utils
Source-Version: 7.7+2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
x11-xserver-utils, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Julien Cristau <> (supplier of updated x11-xserver-utils package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:38:17 +0100
Source: x11-xserver-utils
Binary: x11-xserver-utils
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 7.7+2
Distribution: sid
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian X Strike Force <>
Changed-By: Julien Cristau <>
 x11-xserver-utils - X server utilities
Closes: 735489
 x11-xserver-utils (7.7+2) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Remove Cyril Brulebois from Uploaders.
   * Bump to debhelper compat level 7 and use dh with the autoreconf addon.
     Should make arm64 happy and closes: #735489.  Thanks, Wookey!
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