I broke cygport

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Tue Oct 17 02:59:00 GMT 2006

I'm currently working on a bunch of release announcements for update 
packages...but first things first:

One of those updates is
    autoconf2.5-2.59 --> autoconf2.5-2.60
(yes, it's weird.  But the received wisdom is that autoconf-2.60 is 
considered a continuation of the 2.5x line of development.)

Anyway, the old autoconf2.5 package contained files like:


However, that's not the way the linuxii do it. AND, since (in another 
change) I switched the autoconf wrapper from the Red Hat perl script to 
the gentoo bash script -- I felt it better to move closer to the linux 
way.  Therefore, the new autoconf2.5 package contains


For most purposes, this is transparent.  You run "autoconf" which is the 
wrapper, and you get "the right" version.  However, cygport explicitly 
tests for the presence of "autoconf-2.5x" in $PATH.

This patch makes cygport's search a little smarter -- and it or 
something like it is *required* if you want cygport to work after the 
new autoconf is installed.

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