rpm and config.{guess, sub} (was [aarch64 bugs] dpkg: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide bug #925276)

Jerry James loganjerry at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 14:43:55 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:59 AM, Björn Esser <bjoern.esser at gmail.com> wrote:
> I completely agree to this. Using `autoreconf -fi` in %build or %prep
> should be mandatory in packages using autotools. This will surely avoid
> lots of possible problems caused by just injecting config.{guess,sub} by
> %configure.

That would only work if the autotools had perfect backwards
compatibility.  They don't.  I maintain multiple packages where
"autoreconf -fi" with modern autotools fails due to use of obsolete
Jerry James

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