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New issue 393 by robnap...@gmail.com: Allow configure to disable maintainer
Currently protobuf does not support disabling automake's maintainer mode.
In maintainer mode, the "configure" script can be rebuilt if it appears to
be older than its dependencies. This is good for maintainers, but plays
havoc for downstream packagers who checkin the contents of the tarball.
Many version control systems do not maintain file dates, so configure can
look stale and may be rebuilt when it should not be. If configure is
readonly (such as when stored under Perforce), the build will fail.
The solution is adding AM_MAINTAINER_MODE([enable]) to configure.ac. This
changes nothing by default, but adds the configure option
--disable-maintainer-mode, which tells configure never to rebuild itself
even if its dates appear incorrect.
protobuf-maintainermode.patch 547 bytes
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