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Re: Ultra-modern autootols toolchain (autoconf > 2.61, automake >1.10) required?

On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 16:28 +0200, Buchan Milne wrote:
> 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?
> I've hacked the requirements down to autoconf 2.59 and automake 1.9 (which is 
> what RHEL4 has), and the build completed successfully.
> Unfortunately, it's a pain to have ultra-modern autotools on  older distros, 
> and requiring such a modern autotools toolchain can limit the platforms 
> significantly ...
> I can test a bit further back (RHEL3, RHEL2.1, Mandriva 10.0 etc.) if the only 
> reason was "we couldn't test it".

Yeah, this bit me with building on current debian testing (had to grab
it from Experimental) and on Fedora 9 (grabbed some stuff from rawhide).

I think we need a configure for configure ;-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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