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Re: Autotools; new versions
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.