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Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 14:34:10 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Autotools; new versions
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On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 02:22:53PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Since there are incompatibilities between
>  autoconf-2.13 and autoconf-2.5x
>  automake-1.4  and automake-1.5
>
>and most (cygwin-external) projects have been slow and/or resistant to
>migrate to the newer versions,
>
>and cgf doesn't want to "push the envelope" on autotools from cygwin
>(let other projects migrate FIRST, then we follow)
>
>and libtool/autoconf/automake must all share the same prefix (usr or
>usr/local or...)

Robert suggested that debian has a wrapper that tries to infer which
version of autoconf to run.  

Is this something worth considering?

cgf

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