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Re: [RFC] Update to current automake/autoconf/libtool versions.
Alan Modra <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The trouble with this idea is that older autoconf and automake aren't
> installed as $tool-$version, and last I checked, current autoconf
> doesn't install with a version suffix. Old tools really need to be
> installed with a different --prefix. Hmm, I suppose a few symbolic
> links would cure that problem. What happens if you need three three
> or four different versions of autoconf?
Debian has a clever wrapper script (in the autoconf2.13 package) that
causes configure to get regenerated using 2.13 unless there's an
AC_PREREQ(2.5x) line in configure.in, or configure.in is named
But I think that we really just ought to get the transition done,
assuming that it is in fact possible.