an update to automake-1.11?
opensource at till.name
Sun Jul 5 14:37:02 UTC 2009
On Sun July 5 2009, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> There's been lots of previous discussion of this silly idea of
> patching generated code. You end up carrying enormous patches
> containing just line number changes that often can't be applied
> upstream, and can't be carried forward to new upstream releases --
> what on earth use is that? And still no one has explained coherently
> why the sky will fall if we patch configure.ac and Makefile.am and
> just rerun autoconf/automake in the specfile.
There is also the third alternative to patch configure.ac and Makefile.am,
send the patches upstream, then run autoconf/automake once to get a patch for
the upstream tarball and use this patch inside the spec. The patch in the spec
may still be big, but it does not hurt anyone afaics.
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