ITP: autobuild

Charles Wilson
Mon Sep 20 14:43:00 GMT 2010

On 9/20/2010 4:15 AM, Peter Rosin wrote:
> But is it really a requirement? If you are referring to libtool commit
> v2.2.10-92-g92d24b3, then that patch adds an /optional/ dependency on
> autobuild. If you are a maintainer doing a release of libtool, it
> probably is a requirement, but are you not simply building the released
> version (perhaps with a few patches)? I know that I certainly have built
> git libtool many times when working on it, and I do not have autobuild
> installed.

cygport -- unless overridden -- always runs 'autoreconf' on a package.
autoreconf runs aclocal, which means autobuild.m4 must be available;
hence, *the way we routinely (re)build libtool*, autobuild is required.

Ironically, the main reason cygport autoreconf's everything is to ensure
that libtoolized packages use cygwin's customized version of...libtool.


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