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Bug 226427 - dev-util/rapidsvn: autotools are being rebuilt through maintainer-mode
Summary: dev-util/rapidsvn: autotools are being rebuilt through maintainer-mode
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Steve Arnold
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Blocks: bad-autotools
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Reported: 2008-06-13 20:32 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-06-15 23:48 UTC (History)
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-13 20:32:36 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 Makefile.am or configure.in/configure.ac 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 Steve Arnold gentoo-dev 2008-06-15 23:48:02 UTC
Update both older versions; I don't usually retrofit all the old stuff I inherit, but for you I'll make an exception...  ;)