Patching configure - Or Not

N_Ox n.oxyde at
Fri Feb 8 05:25:44 PST 2008

Le 8 févr. 08 à 12:13, Anders F Björklund a écrit :

> Michael Franz wrote:
>> 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?
> If you want to patch something simple, then the quick-and-dirty  
> approach is to patch *both*.
> This makes it easy to use, but also easier to separate when sending  
> the patch upstream...

The real quick-and-dirty method is to use reinplace :p

Anthony Ramine, the "Ports tree cleaning Maestro".
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