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Re: [RFC] Update to current automake/autoconf/libtool versions.
- From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian at airs dot com>
- To: Alan Modra <amodra at bigpond dot net dot au>
- Cc: Zack Weinberg <zack at codesourcery dot com>, Nathanael Nerode <neroden at twcny dot rr dot com>, klee at apple dot com, gdb-patches at sources dot redhat dot com, binutils at sources dot redhat dot com, newlib at sources dot redhat dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: 05 Dec 2002 14:55:38 -0800
- Subject: Re: [RFC] Update to current automake/autoconf/libtool versions.
- References: <20021205190728.GA11507@doctormoo><firstname.lastname@example.org><20021205222945.GX27956@bubble.sa.bigpond.net.au>
Alan Modra <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm concerned that this proposal may be raising the bar too high.
> How long has it been since some poor fool^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hbrave soul
> attempted to modernize binutils configury?
It's only been a bit over five years since I reworked binutils
configury to use automake and libtool.
I guess it was about two years before that that Ken Raeburn and I
changed the binutils to use autoconf.
I'm sure I don't know why autoconf 2.5 is not called autoconf 3.
Still, switching to autoconf 2.5 is surely a smaller change than
either of those.
It should be easy enough to extend AC_PREREQ a bit to make sure that
people use the correct version of autoconf for the directory in
Perhaps --enable-maintainer-mode could be extended to specify a PATH
to use to find the tools.