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Re: Autotools; new versions
>>>>> "Earnie" == Earnie Boyd <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Earnie> I see the magic wrapper being nothing more than reading
Earnie> the configure.in or configure.ac to get the AC_PREREQ
Earnie> value and creating the appropriate symlinks to the correct
Earnie> versions before executing the tool. BTW, I just looked at
Earnie> the configure.in in newlib and the AC_PREREQ value is
Earnie> already 2.5.
I think an improvement on the symlink solution would be to incorporate
Chuck Wilson's suggestion of installing the newer autotools into a
separate prefix. Then, the wrapper script could check AC_PREREQ, and
based on what it finds, could directly 'exec' the correct version of
automake or autoconf. If necessary, the wrapper script could also
modify PATH for the automake/autoconf child processes.
Dario Alcocer -- Sr. Software Developer, Helix Digital Inc.
email@example.com -- http://www.helixdigital.com