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Re: AMD64 package help needed



On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 13:28:33 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 11:37, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> 
> >  Running auto*/libtool in spec
> > files creates dependencies on those tools. This can get unclean when you
> > want to build the same src.rpm for multiple distributions or as soon as
> > upstream moves to a different (maybe less/not compatible) version of the
> > tools.
> A proper work-around to auto*tools' issues would be to generate patches
> and to apply these patches inside of the specs instead of running the
> autotools inside of the specs.

I agree with that, and it has been discussed on this list before.
However, for a 400 KiB tarball, such a patch can easily grow to a size of
above 1 MiB and then doubles the size of the src.rpm easily. Hence I'd
like such patches to be merged upstream.



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