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Re: an update to automake-1.11?



Adam Jackson writes:

On Mon, 2009-07-06 at 17:53 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:

So, the choices are, once it's identified where configure goes wrong are:

1) Fix the configure script, with shellcode whose contents are well understood

2) Patch configure.ac, and feed it to a code generator that spits out a brand new configure script.

Your turn. Of course, if you take #2, you would, of course, verify which specific version of autoconf the upstream used, and whether the differences between your's and upstream's autoconf does not have any other impacts on the configure script.

I suppose it depends whether you consider the initial act of package
creation, or the continued maintenance of that packaging, to be more
time consuming.  All I know is that rediffing patches to configure.ac
takes way less time than rediffing against configure, and that as a

Gee, I didn't know that rediffing is a mandatory step. Here I was, just fixing configure by opening it in emacs, adding one or two lines, or changing a variable setting, saving it the diffing the results against the original configure file, producing a tiny patch. And I was doing it wrong way all along…


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