[Fedora-packaging] Re: PackagingDrafts/AutoConf

Braden McDaniel braden at endoframe.com
Wed Oct 15 08:19:21 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 09:52 +0200, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> 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.

Many maintainers have made a conscious choice not to use that macro.  I
know I have.

Braden McDaniel                           e-mail: <braden at endoframe.com>
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