Subject: Re: what to call autoconf-2.52 (was: CVS commit: doc)
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/03/2002 12:19:18
[ On Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 16:11:28 (+0200), Alistair G. Crooks wrote: ]
> Subject: CVS commit: doc
>  Import this package for just now as autoconf-devel.

This is good news!

But as for making use of it....

It does not seem wise to make those packages that need autoconf-2.52
depend on autoconf-devel.  Would it not be better, if somewhat more
work[*], to rename autoconf-2.13 to "autoconf-2.13" and to simply call the
new version "autoconf".

[*] Obviously you don't want to change all the packages needing autoconf
to depend explicitly on autoconf-2.13, but rather only those that really
need it.  This way the effort to adjust the dependencies can be spread
out somewhat and they need only be adjusted as people discover true need
for the old version in any package.

								Greg A. Woods

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