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



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Enrico Scholz wrote:
> 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

That's an even better solution.  Thanks for the tip.

- --Mike
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