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Re: an update to automake-1.11?

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Orcan Ogetbil writes:
>> On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>>> [cut]
>>> Patching the configure
>>> script is much safer than patching configure.ac, then have autoconf grok
>>> all
>>> .m4 macros and rebuild the whole thing, likely ending up with a
>>> completely
>>> different beast, that not only includes your changes but who knows what
>>> else.
>> What else? You and some other people are defending this from the
>> beginning of this thread but no one explained what else might change.
>> If I patch configure.ac and Makefile.am, then run autotools and build
>> the RPM package that way, what else might go in unnoticed?
> Why are you asking me? I'm the one arguing against patching configure.ac and
> Makefile.am and rerunning autotools.
>> Please back up your claims. I do not have much knowledge to make
>> claims in either direction but I am willing to learn.
> You can start by reading this thread, again.

No, I believe that you are the one who needs to read again. :)

Read my post. I know that you are against patching configure.ac and I
ask you what might go wrong unnoticed if you do patch configure.ac.
Example cases? please!


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