Which is best?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 08:06:57 PST 2010


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> 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
> autoconf
> popd
> ./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.

I'd prefer the smaller patch and some text mentioning the warnings.

   -- Bruce





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