Re: Managing changes to configure.in as patches
On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 01:45:22PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 12:08:42PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > Not only do I test-build all my packages monthly (a simple cron job),
> > > but there are periodic efforts to test build the whole archive for
> > > various reasons.
> > Given the fact that I experience build failures for packages in stable on a
> > regular basis, I do not trust that these efforts are applied to the extent
> > that would be necessary to ensure buildability.
> So you think that putting in ugly special cases for one small class of
> build problems (the autoconf stuff) is somehow a solution to the general
> problem you're seeing?
No, I don't think that it's an ugly special case; I think it's more robust
packaging. The package builds correctly more often. That is the advantage
that I have presented for my approach; what is the advantage of yours?
Please don't say that the diff is smaller.