All reports of outdated-autotools-helper-file for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The referenced file has a time stamp older than April of 2012 and the package does not build-depend on autotools-dev or automake and therefore apparently does not update it. This usually means that the source package will not build correctly on AVR32, for which a Debian port is currently in progress, and may not support other newer architectures.

For packages using debhelper, the tools from the dh-autoreconf package should handle this issue. cdbs will automatically update these files if autotools-dev is installed during build, but the build dependency on autotools-dev is still necessary.

Otherwise, read /usr/share/doc/autotools-dev/README.Debian.gz (from the autotools-dev package) for information on how to fix this problem.

Severity: normal, Certainty: possible

Check: cruft, Type: source

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