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Re: [RFC] Update to current automake/autoconf/libtool versions.

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 01:04:33AM -0500, Klee Dienes wrote:
> The following patch updates the following directories to use the latest 
> versions of libtool, autoconf, and automake:
> bfd binutils gas gdb gprof ld libiberty mmalloc opcodes rda sim utils
> (GNU libtool) 1.4.3
> autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.56
> automake (GNU automake) 1.7.1
> gettext (GNU gettext) 0.11.5
> To apply the patch, I put the following four files in a directory, and 
> ran '' in the top-level directory of the GDB/Binutils tree, 
> then configured and built with '' (the script was necessary in 
> order to pass --enable-maintainer-mode to only the subdirectories for 
> which it was appropriate).  I then did a full build to verify that 
> maintainer-mode was working, and used the files generated by 
> --enable-maintainer-mode as the final versions.  I'm not including the 
> ChangeLog entries for all of the auto-generated files, as they're not 
> overly interesting; I plan to generate them with a perl script based on 
> the result of the build.  I'm also not including the diffs to the 
> generated files, since they were about 6Mb, and not all that 
> interesting.  I'm happy to provide either if requested.

Modulo other people's concerns, I pretty much like it.  I've got two of
my own though.

1.  Please make sure to coordinate with Nathanael Nerode, who is in the
middle of extensive autoconf-related work in the GCC repository.

2.  I'd really, really like it if we had tarballs of the _exact_
version of all four autotools up on, and we required
(requested) all maintainers to download and use exactly those versions
when regenerating things.  That makes it vaguely possible to hand-check
configure diffs.  Red Hat and Debian ship slightly different versions
of autoconf 2.13...

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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