[arch-dev-public] Do I need a sign-off for this...

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Sep 10 01:47:04 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 10:05 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The current heimdal package does not build due to an autoconf update
>> (http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16015).   I have a patch that can be applied
>> to fix that but I do not particularly want to rebuild given it does not
>> affect the actual package.  It is also a bit of a waste of time applying the
>> patch only to trunk as a new heimdal release will occur before any rebuild
>> is likely to be needed.
>> Can I apply the patch and archrelease core-{i686,x86_64} or would that
>> require a sign-off?
> The whole point of having separate tags like we do is so that the item
> in the tag is identical to the package. That said, if it does not
> build, that is a problem.
> If this patch only touches autoconf files and the build ends up nearly
> identical to the existing package (please confirm file sizes, at
> least), I guess it'd be ok in this specific case.
> We shouldn't make a habit of this, however

In this case the meat of the patch is:

-AC_CHECK_DECLS([optarg, optind, opterr, optopt, environ],[],[][
+AC_CHECK_DECLS([optarg, optind, opterr, optopt, environ],[],[],[

on the file cf/roken-frag.m4

That is purely a syntax change and makes absolutely no change to the final package.

I realize that this is an edge case and will never be a recommended practice, so  I will happily accept if people want to say no to this.


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