[PATCH] configure: Stop using AM_MAINTAINER_MODE

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 08:59:47 PDT 2012

On Sep 28, 2012 7:45 AM, "Adam Jackson" <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 9/27/12 7:13 PM, Keith Packard wrote:
>> Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> writes:
>>> All this does is make it so editing configure.ac or Makefile.am doesn't
>>> rebuild the makefiles.  Which is just stupid.
>> At one point, I'm almost certain that not having AM_MAINTAINER_MODE
>> meant that you *never* got correct behaviour. When did that change?
> Maybe you're remembering "you need --enable-maintainer-mode to get
correct behaviour"?  Which is true, if you've said AM_MAINTAINER_MODE in

It's more correct for downstream in a sense. You don't accidentally get the
autotools pulled in during your tarball build if you patched something.
There are ways to accomplish that (touch) without maintainer mode, though.
I recall Julien said they wanted this in Debian. I think this patch is the
right thing to do.

Reviewed-by: Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com>
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