On 04/15/2012 02:03 AM, Ryan Hill wrote:
>> The reason that Funtoo's FEATURES=localpatch applies patches before
>> src_prepare is that it's common for eautoreconf to be called inside
>> src_prepare, and applying patches after src_prepare can create a need to
>> call eautoreconf a second time.
> Well that could waste a bit of time but is pretty much harmless, no?
I don't know. Somebody who's familiar with eautoreconf will have to comment.
> And the
> existing usages of epatch_user (other than autotools-utils) don't eautoreconf
> anyways, nor should they in case the package doesn't use autotools.
I haven't really studied the usage patterns. The nice thing about
delegating the epatch_user call to the ebuild/eclass is that it allows
the epatch_user call be positioned directly before an eautoreconf call