I’ve just opened a PR to update the remake package cf https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/119737. The previous maintainer was using the sources from the release assets which were already configured (the ./configure file was already generated). So I thought that it would be better to compile directly from the “raw” sources and do the autoreconf step in nix.
It turns out that this step requires to download a few files from none stable links. I made it work with a new fetcher. The autoreconfHook step works and the sources build fine.
But the question remains : should we use preconfigured sources or should we always privilege autoreconfiguring in nix ?