Status: New
Owner: liuj...@google.com
Labels: Type-Defect Priority-Medium

New issue 393 by robnap...@gmail.com: Allow configure to disable maintainer mode
http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/issues/detail?id=393

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.

Attachments:
        protobuf-maintainermode.patch  547 bytes

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