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Bug 226833

Summary: x11-libs/gtk+: patch (gtk+-2.8.0-multilib.patch) changes both autotools source and result
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) <flameeyes>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team <gnome>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 226305    

Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-14 17:38:41 UTC
The patch in summary is touching both and, 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 ), which is something we should be avoiding as much as possible.

Please just patch and/or and rebuild autotools, unless you have very good reasons not to.
Comment 1 Mart Raudsepp gentoo-dev 2008-06-21 22:26:10 UTC
I'm sorry, but there is no technical reason this could cause any problems, other than getting the emerge succeed too fast once we are able to remove the other patches that do make us call eautoreconf currently.
Feel free to open with a technical reason for not patching's, and therefore forcing to use eautoreconf and a longer emerge time on users. Meanwhile, INVALID.