[Fedora-packaging] Re: PackagingDrafts/AutoConf

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Oct 15 07:52:51 UTC 2008

Braden McDaniel <braden at endoframe.com> writes:

>> Not ACK. Patching auto-tools sources and generated files is always
>> preferred, because only this guarantees deterministic builds.
> "and"? If you're patching both the sources *and* the generated files,
> couldn't you wind up in a situation where the source is newer than the
> generated files (i.e., the source gets patched after the generated
> file)?

Use 'touch --reference' and submit an patch to upstream which adds
'AM_MAINTAINER_MODE' to configure.ac.


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