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Re: Ultra-modern autootols toolchain (autoconf > 2.61, automake > 1.10) required?
On Tuesday 17 June 2008 17:41:44 Love Hörnquist Åstrand wrote:
> 17 jun 2008 kl. 07.28 skrev Buchan Milne:
> > For one correction to configure (I will evaluate if it is still
> > necessary), I
> > need to call autoreconf.
> > In 1.2, configure.in seems to require a really modern (aka, only
> > distros < 6
> > months will have them) toolchain.
> > Is there a reason for r this requirement, or is it just what it was
> > tested
> > with?
> more modern autoconf support (read works on) more modern platforms and
> produces less warnings.
> A way to get around the dependency on more modern autoconf at build
> time is to distribute a a patch to configure (and related files) in
> your package.
Indeed, however it is frowned upon by the distribution packaging policy (and
it usually generates large diffs).
> If automake 1.9 and autoconf 2.59 works for you, it should be ok on
> your platform.
Great, I will relax the requirement in the Mandriva RPMs.