Subject: Re: autoconf-devel vs autoconf-2.13
To: Nick Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Chacon <email@example.com>
Date: 03/08/2002 03:30:51
>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.
And just don't put a BUILD_DEPENDS line in?
How are you going to find these later, just scan all the patch files?
>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.