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.
Yes, I was touching Makefile.am precisely to avoid the re-running of autotools during make. I did not want to re-run autotools, either during make or from the ebuild, because it would fail. The configure.ac was written for autoconf 2.13, but several macros it used no longer supported autoconf 2.13, so either I needed to patch up configure.ac, which was something I didn't know how to do, or I needed to make nvi depend on outdated system packages to get the old versions of the macros. I picked
Yes, I was touching Makefile.am precisely to avoid the re-running of autotools during make. I did not want to re-run autotools, either during make or from the ebuild, because it would fail. The configure.ac was written for autoconf 2.13, but several macros it used no longer supported autoconf 2.13, so either I needed to patch up configure.ac, which was something I didn't know how to do, or I needed to make nvi depend on outdated system packages to get the old versions of the macros. I picked the current way as the least evil.
nvi 1.81.6 no longer needs the patch, so I think there's nothing that really _needs_ fixing here, but if you prefer, I don't have any objections to seeing that stabilised and the old version removed. What would you like?
Sorry for the bugspam, I'm not entirely used to konqueror's access keys. Too easy to click Commit just by typing. :)
Marking the new one stable and getting rid of the patch seems the perfect solution to me ;)
Alrighty then. Arch teams, would you please test and stabilise app-editors/nvi-1.81.6, so that the older versions can be removed?
Stable on alpha.
Stable for HPPA.
Compiles, merges and runs fine on amd64.
$ emerge --info
Portage 220.127.116.11 (default-linux/amd64/2007.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.6.1-r0, 2.6.25-tuxonice-r4 x86_64)
System uname: 2.6.25-tuxonice-r4 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Timestamp of tree: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 19:45:02 +0000
sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.61-r1
sys-devel/automake: 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10.1
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo /etc/udev/rules.d"
FEATURES="collision-protect distlocks metadata-transfer multilib-strict parallel-fetch sandbox sfperms strict test unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LINGUAS="en en_GB uk"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="X acpi alsa amd64 bash-completion caps cli cracklib crypt dbus dri dvd exif gpm gtk gtkhtml hal iconv imap ipv6 isdnlog jpeg libnotify libsexy mad midi mmx mp3 mudflap mysql ncurses nls nptl nptlonly opengl openmp pam pcre png pppd qt4 readline reflection ruby session smp spell spl sse sse2 ssl startup-notification tcpd truetype unicode vim-syntax x264 xinerama xorg xscreensaver xv xvid xvmc zlib" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="en en_GB uk" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
Unset: CPPFLAGS, CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, INSTALL_MASK, LC_ALL, LDFLAGS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS, PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS
mips won't mark anything stable
sparc stable, closing