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Bug 226397 - x11-themes/fvwm-themes: autotools are being rebuilt through maintainer-mode
Summary: x11-themes/fvwm-themes: autotools are being rebuilt through maintainer-mode
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Desktop WM Team (OBSOLETE)
Depends on:
Blocks: bad-autotools
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Reported: 2008-06-13 19:46 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-05-28 12:42 UTC (History)
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-13 19:46:20 UTC
Rebuilding autotools through maintainer-mode is _not_ good, because it usually means you forget to add dependencies, and they'll magically use the same version as used by upstream, which might not be what the user have installed at all.

If you patch or you _have to_ use autotools.eclass and eautomake/eautoreconf. Exceptions are granted _only_ for system packages that would make it impossible to run autotools during stagebuilding.

Please fix your package.
Comment 1 Kacper Kowalik (Xarthisius) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-05-28 12:42:13 UTC
Fixed in tree:

+  28 May 2010; Kacper Kowalik <>
+  fvwm-themes-0.7.0.ebuild, files/fvwm-themes-0.7.0-posix-sort.patch:
+  Fixing autotools rebuilt through maintainer-mode wrt bug 226397, thanks to
+  Diego for report.
+  Fixing dependency on media-gfx/{image,graphics}magick wrt bug 314415,
+  thanks to
+  Wojciech Porczyk for report.
+  Simplifying configure phase, skipping useless einfo, don't copy INSTALL