No need to change .am files if USE_AUTOTOOLS is not used.
How-To-Repeat: $ make
===> Building for transmission-cli-1.93
Making all in third-party
gmake: Entering directory `/a/pkgbuild/a/freebsd-ports/net-p2p/transmission-cli/work/transmission-1.93/third-party'
cd .. && /bin/sh /a/pkgbuild/a/freebsd-ports/net-p2p/transmission-cli/work/transmission-1.93/missing --run automake-1.11 --gnu third-party/Makefile
aclocal.m4:16: warning: this file was generated for autoconf 2.63.
You have another version of autoconf. It may work, but is not guaranteed to.
If you have problems, you may need to regenerate the build system entirely.
To do so, use the procedure documented by the package, typically `autoreconf'.
configure.ac:21: version mismatch. This is Automake 1.11,
configure.ac:21: but the definition used by this AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
configure.ac:21: comes from Automake 1.11.1. You should recreate
configure.ac:21: aclocal.m4 with aclocal and run automake again.
WARNING: `automake-1.11' is probably too old. You should only need it if
you modified `Makefile.am', `acinclude.m4' or `configure.ac'.
You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
Grab them from any GNU archive site.
cd .. && /bin/sh ./config.status third-party/Makefile
config.status: creating third-party/Makefile
gmake: Leaving directory `/a/pkgbuild/a/freebsd-ports/net-p2p/transmission-cli/work/transmission-1.93/third-party'
Over to maintainer (via the GNATS Auto Assign Tool)
In the previous version of transmission, I did the patch in configure.ac
or .in then ran all of that autotools. It's why I have the Makefile.*.
It's a correct patch; it will be included when I update Transmission to
1.93 which I am testing now. Will be commit in this weekend if everything
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