Updated: automake1.11-1.11.3-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon Apr 2 02:12:00 GMT 2012

Automake is a tool for automatically generating `Makefile.in's
suitable for use with Autoconf, compliant with the GNU Makefile
standards, and portable to various make implementations. This is
the first release in the automake-1.11 release series, and contains
the latest version of automake system, automake-1.11.

This is a routine update to the latest upstream version.

This cygwin package, automake1.11, can be installed without conflict
alongside the existing automake1.10, automake1.9, automake1.8,
automake1.7, automake1.6, automake1.5, and automake1.4 cygwin packages.

Changes (automake1.11-1.11.1-1 to automake1.11-1.11.3-1)
* Update to latest upstream release in the automake-1.11.x series.

CHANGES (excerpts from upstream announcement):
1.11.3: We are pleased to announce the Automake 1.11.3 maintenance
1.11.3: release.
1.11.3: It contains two new minor features (support for the creation
1.11.3: of lzip-compressed distribution archives, and for the new
1.11.3: variables EXTRA_foo_DEPENDENCIES), some new warnings meant to
1.11.3: inform the users about upcoming backward-incompatibilities
1.11.3: that we plan to introduce in the next major and minor versions,
1.11.3: and some bugfixes.
1.11.3: This release is almost backward-compatible with older versions,
1.11.3: but for the fact that some deprecated constructs and usages
1.11.3: might now be flagged when `-Wall' and/or `-Wobsolete' are in
1.11.3: use.
1.11.3: See the original release announcement for details.
1.11.3: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2012-02/msg00000.html

1.11.2: We are pleased to announce the Automake 1.11.2 maintenance
1.11.2: release.
1.11.2: It contains a few new minor features, some new warnings meant
1.11.2: to inform the users about backward-incompatibilities that will
1.11.2: be introduced in the next major and minor versions, and a bunch
1.11.2: of bugfixes.  This release is almost backward-compatible with
1.11.2: older versions, but for the fact that some deprecated
1.11.2: constructs and usages might now be flagged when `-Wall' and/or
1.11.2: `-Wobsolete' are in use.
1.11.2: See the original release announcement for details.
1.11.2: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/automake/2011-12/msg00055.html

Testsuite results:
12 of 901 tests failed
(37 tests were not run)
See tests/test-suite.log

Testsuite Details:
FAIL: depcomp2.test  [1]
FAIL: depcomp8b.test    [2]
FAIL: extradep2.test    [2]
FAIL: fort4.test     [3]
FAIL: fort5.test        [2]
FAIL: libtoo10.test     [2]
FAIL: libtoo11.test     [2]
FAIL: ltinit.test       [2]
FAIL: ltlibsrc.test     [2]
FAIL: pr401b.test       [2]
FAIL: subobj9.test      [2]
FAIL: txinfo21.test  [4]

[1] race condition in configure (rm: cannot remove `conftest.exe': Device
    or resource busy). Note that any failures of this sort will typically
    not recur if the affected test is simply run again.
[2] cp: failed to preserve ownership for `depcomp8b-1.0/ltmain.sh':
    Permission denied.  Note that if these tests are re-run under ann
    Administrator account, they will pass.
[3] An odd platform issue with cygwin, g77 (from gcc-g77-3.4.4-999) and
    gfortran (from gcc4-fortran-4.5.3-3).  Test deliberately uses BOTH
    compilers in the same program, which doesn't appear to work on cygwin
    due to a change in the startup objects used/required by the two
[4] Apparently a timestamp updating issue.

So, at worst, there are really only 2 actual test failures out of 901:

Charles Wilson
volunteer automake maintainer for cygwin


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