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Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 14:45:48 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: Autotools; new versions
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Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 
> 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?

Yes.  But I think the requirement for separate install prefixes still
remains.  I don't know much about debian, tho, so take that with a large
chunk of salt.

--Chuck

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