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. Regards Till
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