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Bug 226439 - app-text/gv: autotools are being rebuilt through maintainer-mode
Summary: app-text/gv: 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: Printing Team
Depends on:
Blocks: bad-autotools
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Reported: 2008-06-13 20:41 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-06-12 22:05 UTC (History)
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build.log for app-text/gv-3.6.4 (app-text:gv-3.6.4:20080621-073035.log,23.06 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-21 07:34 UTC, Samuli Suominen (RETIRED)

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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-13 20:41:42 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 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-21 07:34:25 UTC
Created attachment 157863 [details]
build.log for app-text/gv-3.6.4

Diego, I've bumped app-text/gv to 3.6.4 and changed it to modify only instead of also, then inherited autotools and ran eautoreconf. Why am I still getting..

>>> Completed installing gv-3.6.4 into /var/tmp/portage/app-text/gv-3.6.4/image/

 * QA Notice: Automake "maintainer mode" detected:
 * 		if (/bin/sh /var/tmp/portage/app-text/gv-3.6.4/work/gv-3.6.4/missing --run makeinfo --version) >/dev/null 2>&1; then \
 * 		if /bin/sh /var/tmp/portage/app-text/gv-3.6.4/work/gv-3.6.4/missing --run makeinfo   -I . \
 * If you patch,,  or then you
 * should use autotools.eclass and eautomake or eautoreconf. Exceptions
 * are limited to system packages for which it is impossible to run
 * autotools during stage building. See
 * for more information.
strip: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-strip --strip-unneeded -R .comment

Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-06-12 22:05:24 UTC
The problem disappeared with 3.7.1. Please reopen if you can still reproduce.