[Rpm-maint] [draft] spec file unification: autotools based projects

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Thu Jul 17 17:16:50 UTC 2008

Mark Hatle wrote:
> In this case the only alternative is to have the "last" patch be the 
> equiv of running autoreconf...  and you need to ensure the time stamps 
> are right and such once it's applied or the autotools may run again.
> Autotools greatly complicate this.  In my experience it's either run it 
> at build time, or you deal with the the patch and time stamps problem.. 
> the later is often more painful.

The later is only more painful if you don't know what you're doing and if you 
don't know what you're doing you shouldn't be touching autofoo stuff in the 
first place (hint backups + touch -r are your friends).



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