Autotools; new versions

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Oct 16 01:40:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 12:17:20PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 04:29:25AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> > 
> >>P.S. corinna: I don't really want to take over maintainership of the 
> >>autoconf/automake packages, but I am making this contributition if you 
> >>(and the rest of the list) think it is useful.
> >>
> > 
> > Pooah.  I'm not quite sure if I want to have that extra work.  I'm
> > maintaining autoconf and automake only since nobody else is doing
> > that.  If you can convince me that it's no extra work or that you're
> > always available if something not ok with the script, though...
> I'm not going to lie to you -- it IS extra work.  However, I hope that 
> the extra work is *minimal* -- and to convince you that it is necessary.
> The "stable" branch:
>    autoconf-2.13
>    automake-1.4p5
> I would assume that these will never need to be updated.  All current 
> development by the GNU guys is on the 2.52/1.5 branches.
> the "devel" branch:
>    autoconf-2.52
>    automake-1.5
> These are the versions you are already maintaining, and keeping current. 
>   No *additional* work involved here.

Just building with another --prefix, right?

BTW, I would prefer a common path for both packages inside of
/usr to not mess up /usr unneccessarily:


> and I'll be around.

That's most important ;-)


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