Which is best?

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Nov 16 03:58:34 PST 2010

Hi all,

The Apache HTTPD server package needs to be patched to find the newest
Berkeley-DB (which is not even in the book yet). Upstream has fixed the
issue by updating the .m4 file that looks for Berkeley. I can go about
putting instructions in the book two ways, which is better?

Method 1 (patch size 5146 bytes):

patch -Np1 -i ../patch
pushd srclib/apr-util
./configure --prefix=/usr --whatever else

Note that the autoconf program will generate a bunch of ugly warnings.

or Method 2 (patch size 1526495 bytes)

patch -Np1 -i ../patch
./configure --prefix=/usr --whatever else

The difference being the size of the patch and having to change directories
and run autoconf which generates ugly warning messages.


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