Subject: Re: autoconf
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/20/2001 17:27:42
[ On Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 11:31:49 (-0800), Jason R Thorpe wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: autoconf
> Because 2.5x isn't backwards compatible with packages that use 2.13.  It
> caused no end of problems with pkgsrc.

Has anyone tried to use "autoupdate" in any mechanical way to migrate
the incompatible files and then process them with 2.5x?

There are of course potential complications with Automake, which it
seems must be upgraded in step with Autoconf, at least in this case.

It would be nice to find some way to get pkgsrc to migrate to using a
modern autoconf and automake, and to do so without having to have older
versions installed.  However it is not difficult to install multiple
versions of these packages and selectively use the right one as necessary.

How are other packaging systems solving this problem?

								Greg A. Woods

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