Draft: Remove unnecessary VCS/Build info makefile variables
This MR attemps to clean up some build infrastructure by removing variables that no longer serve any purpose:
vcs_build_info_source: this was defined only in order to declare prerequisites for it, but since in all cases the named file is generated by autoconf it will almost certainly predate everything else in the build by default, so this makes no sense (any more)
build_info_dependencies: this list defined prerequisites for the
$(build_info_source)target, however that target is so simple that it doesn't make sense for it to depend on the existence of other files (any more)
In all this should have no visible impact on the build.
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