Subject: Re: pkg/17994: Make www/mozilla depend on autoconf 2.13 *only*
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/19/2002 15:58:43
[ On Monday, August 19, 2002 at 21:51:36 (+0200), Julio Merino wrote: ]
> Subject: pkg/17994: Make www/mozilla depend on autoconf 2.13 *only*
> The www/mozilla package specifies a dependancy as autoconf>=2.13.
> I had autoconf 2.53 installed before building mozilla and the
> pre-configure step fails miserably. Installing the old version
> of autoconf solved the problem.
> In summary, mozilla does not work with autoconf-devel. It must be
> built with 2.13, if I'm right...
True enough -- however the patch that requires mozilla to be
re-autoconf'ed is only necessary on NetBSD/alpha. Hmmm... except for
the new PTHREADS support I see....
The proper long-term fix is of course to use the "auto*-old" packages I
submitted in PR#17018, and to make the mozilla build use them (at least
for alpha). (and to ask the mozilla developers when they'll finally get
around to upgrading their auto* tools! ;-)
Greg A. Woods
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