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Re: how to patch configure.ac and not require autotools



wart kobold org (Wart) writes:

> 'touch', not patch.
>
> I run into this quite a lot.  In addition to patching both configure.ac
> and configure.in, you'll need to 'touch' all of the "Makefile.in" files
> in the package, since they likely have a dependency on configure.in.

That's only needed for projects whose authors do not use AM_MAINTAINER_MODE.

Instead of touching all Makefile.in's you could restore the original
timestamp with:

| touch -r configure configure.stamp
| ... patch configure ...
| touch -r configure.stamp configure



Enrico

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