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Bug 226703

Summary: dev-lang/wml: patch (wml-2.0.11-autotools.patch) changes both autotools source and result
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) <flameeyes>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Hans de Graaff <graaff>
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME    
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Runtime testing required: ---
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Bug Blocks: 226305    

Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-14 16:09:44 UTC
The patch in summary is touching both Makefile.in and Makefile.am, probably to avoid autotools rebuild.

This treatment is usually reserved for a few selected system packages that cannot have their autotool scripts rebuilt.

This _could_ cause maintainermode-driven rebuild (see http://blog.flameeyes.eu/articles/2008/06/13/maintaner-mode ), which is something we should be avoiding as much as possible.

Please just patch Makefile.am and/or configure.in/.ac and rebuild autotools, unless you have very good reasons not to.
Comment 1 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2008-06-14 20:54:54 UTC
It is doing so because several different directories exist, some only with Makefile.in and some with Makefile.am. Guess you didn't think about that edge case. :-)
Comment 2 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-14 22:06:10 UTC
Sincerely, I didn't expect it at all :) But I remember now looking at wml before, and it gave me enough creeps without knowing it deeply :P sorry for the noise