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

On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, Andrew Cagney wrote:

> > I'd argue that we should:
> > 
> > 1) Specify the versions of autoconf/automake/libtool/gettext by reference to official tarballs from  In general, define the version used to be "the most recent officially released version of each tool".
> Reality check.  If the offical autoconf has a bug, GDB and BINUTILS will 
> be forced to use a local version :-/

 Well, if that happens, the affected tool should be fixed eventually
(assuming the discoverer of the bug bothered submitting fixes to the
relevant maintainer).  Until then, it's much better to make a patch that
fixes the bug available, than to prepare own tarballs (or apart from). 
This way one may apply required patches to new versions of the tool.  This
simplifies local maintenance of the tool as other patches or newer
versions may be required for other software.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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