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

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 15:29:39 UTC 2013

On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:59:06 +0200, Björn Esser wrote:

> I completely agree to this. Using `autoreconf -fi` in %build or %prep
> should be mandatory in packages using autotools. 

One problem with that is, one cannot "blindly" run autoreconf -fi and
expect it to be 100% compatible with the multitude of Autotools' based
projects. Typically one will need to update the configure script, m4
macros as well as Makefile.{am,in} templates. And if one doesn't verify
the build framework, one can miss files where regenerating them drops
stuff (as one example, config.h.in files where someone has inserted
stuff the wrong way).

Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) - Linux 3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64
loadavg: 0.13 0.12 0.08

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