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Re: an update to automake-1.11?



On 07/06/2009 03:57 PM, Braden McDaniel wrote:
> On 7/6/09 6:10 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
>> Introducing side-effects is something to watch out for but
>> patching configure instead of the true source is a short term fix, not a
>> long term solution.
> 
> *Any* patch should be viewed as a short-term fix.  A patch that needs to
> persist indefinitely suggests broken maintainership somewhere along the
> line--either upstream, of the Fedora package in question, or elsewhere
> in Fedora's infrastructure.
> 
<nod> But one of those patches is upstreamable and the other is not.
The upstreamable patch is a step on the road to the long term fix.  The
non-upstreamable one is a dead-end.

-Toshio

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