Subject: Re: autoconf-devel vs autoconf-2.13
To: James Chacon <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/08/2002 08:04:00
On Friday 08 March 2002 5:24 am, James Chacon wrote:
> So...I need to patch 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
> anymore.
> 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 and any other files that might be 
regenerated from the 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.