dpatch on Makefile.in?

John Skaller skaller at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jun 21 20:01:19 CDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 16:06 +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 03:59:50PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> >
> >Magnus Therning [2005-06-21 14:09 +0100]:
> >> Should a distribution specific patch modify Makefile.in or Makefile.am?
> >
> >I prefer to patch Makefile.am and regenerate Makefile.in since it is
> >cleaner and the .am file is the "actual source".

This is not a matter of preference or opinion.
You must patch the source, not a file generated
by the build.

Sometime a file used to generate source by the
developer is included for documentation.

Either it is used in the build or not. If it is used
patch it, if not you should probably patch BOTH
(since you want the documentation to be right too).

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sourceforge dot net>
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