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Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 14:51:00 -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 02:45:48PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>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.

I was thinking that we'd somehow have one autoconf.tar.gz which had both
versions and a magic wrapper to handle them.

cgf

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