Patching configure - Or Not

Michael Franz mvfranz at
Wed Feb 6 19:11:21 PST 2008

I need to change the way configure works for a port.  Is it better to patch
configure or change the underlying files and regenerate configure?  In this
case I have a change to acinclude.m4.  To get everything updated I need to
run aclocal, automake and autoconf.

Since I cannot figure out how to get aclocal, automake and autoconf to run
in the pre-configure step I have to patch configure.  Is this a good idea?

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