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.
Thanks for the notice, Diego. 5:)
I believe that the disable-toolbox patch is now leftover cruft (upstream was informed of the issue, and fixed it themselves). As far as I'm aware, the patch is not applied in any of the current ebuilds in the tree (it's only present in the 2007xxxx ebuild, and the epatch line is commented out there).
Next time I do a version bump of the package, I'll clean out the patch (and the old ebuild too probably).
I'm going to mark this as invalid (since I don't think there's anything to actually fix in this instance), but if you feel there's anything else I need to do to resolve this, please reopen the bug and let me know. Thanks... 5:)