Subject: Re: autoconf-devel vs autoconf-2.13
To: James Chacon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Nick Hudson <email@example.com>
Date: 03/08/2002 08:04:00
On Friday 08 March 2002 5:24 am, James Chacon wrote:
> So...I need to patch configure.in in wm/icewm.
> This requires autoconf 2.50 or greater which autoconf-devel
> provides...Except that -devel conflicts with autoconf 2.13
> Checking the Makefile I see only snmp and snns really care right now:
> net/ucd-snmp/Makefile:BUILD_DEPENDS+= autoconf-2.13:../../devel/autoconf
> math/snns/Makefile:BUILD_DEPENDS+= autoconf-2.13:../../devel/autoconf
There are others that are not quite so obvious.
> So...whats the recommended way to fix this? I can't put both autoconf's on
> right now and if I install 2.5 those 2 packages won't be able to build
> Just patch configure right now until those everything is checked out for
> working with autoconf 2.50 and it's switched over as the default?
Patch both configure.in, configure and any other files that might be
regenerated from the configure.in patch.
I have an almost (85%) complete set of changes to upgrade automake and
autoconf to 1.5 and 2.52 respectively while still retaining 1.4p5 and 2.13 as
non-conflicting pkgs. I hope to be finished in the next couple of weeks.