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Re: [PATCH] update automake version to 1.11.6

On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 5:06 AM, Joel Brobecker <> wrote:
>> Debian stable (wheezy) and newer only have 1.11.6.
>> Ubuntu Trusty and newer only have 1.11.6.
>> Gentoo dropped <=1.11.5 2 years ago.
>> Fedora R17 was the last one to offer 1.11.x (it was 1.11.6).
>> Centos 7 doesn't offer any 1.11.x version.
>> OpenSUSE 12.2 was the last one to offer 1.11.x.
>> Arch Linux dropped 1.11.x 3 years ago.
>> Mageia 2 was the last one to offer 1.11.x.
>> So anyone who readily has access to automake 1.11.[0-5] is using a two
>> year old distro that is no longer supported.  Lets use 1.11.6 as it's
>> the only 1.11.x version that is easily available.
>> 2015-03-14  Mike Frysinger  <>
>>       * README-maintainer-mode: Update automake to 1.11.6.
> FWIW, I tend to avoid using the auto-tools already installed, because
> I don't know what patches they might contain. Those patches can result
> in small differences which inexplicably show up when you regenerate
> some files after making some modifications. That's why I rebuilt
> them all from source, and use them when regenerating files.
> All in all, I'm not against switching to 1.11.6 but we should then
> regenerate all affected files now, and I would prefer it if that was
> done using an unmodified release rather than one that might have been
> modified by the distro.

+1 on avoiding distro releases.

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