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Bug 226825 - sys-block/partimage: patch (partimage-0.6.7-chown.patch) changes both autotools source and result
Summary: sys-block/partimage: patch (partimage-0.6.7-chown.patch) changes both autotoo...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
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Blocks: bad-autotools
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Reported: 2008-06-14 17:34 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-07-07 22:59 UTC (History)
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-14 17:34:54 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.

P.S.: many more patches do the same, I just listed the last one.
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen gentoo-dev 2010-07-07 22:59:47 UTC
No such patch in 0.6.8, the problem will go away with it...