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Re: an update to automake-1.11?

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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