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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: Add SunStudio/Libtool helper script for post-configure
From: Ralf Wildenhues (Ralf.Wildenhues_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-24 14:01:29

Hello Ralph,

* Ralph Castain wrote on Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 02:39:13PM CET:
> On Nov 23, 2008, at 1:19 AM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> While I suppose your patch works, I think in similar situations,
>> OpenMPI has resorted to patching input files to configure (like
>> aclocal.m4 or Search for instances of
>> 'patch'.
> Interesting observation - I wonder if that would explain why I recently
> started seeing an "aclocal.m4.rej" file every time I re-gen the trunk?
> Maybe one of those patches has an error in it?

More likely, one or more of the patches are not needed with the Libtool
version you're using, because they have already been integrated into
that version.

Ergo, the advantage of patching input files here is that there is a
clean upgrade path. Except for *.rej files (which could
clean up after itself, I guess).