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

Sérgio Basto sergio at serjux.com
Mon Jun 17 21:44:54 UTC 2013

On Seg, 2013-06-17 at 08:43 -0600, Jerry James wrote: 
> 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
> macros.

What you are writing is not much common. In fact some times I had to do
the opposite, which is : run autoreconf because we have errors with
configure .

Sérgio M. B.

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