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Bug 226679 - app-dicts/ebview: patch (ebview-0.3.6-destdir.diff) changes both autotools source and result
Summary: app-dicts/ebview: patch (ebview-0.3.6-destdir.diff) changes both autotools so...
Status: RESOLVED CANTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Proxy_Maintainers if you want to take care of it
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Keywords: PMASKED
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Blocks: bad-autotools
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Reported: 2008-06-14 15:56 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-02-22 12:56 UTC (History)
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-14 15:56:49 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 Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2008-07-06 18:51:40 UTC
I don't think that this falls under the realm of treecleaners. removing CC.
Comment 2 Paweł Hajdan, Jr. (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-02-22 12:56:52 UTC
The package seems to be removed from the tree.