Bug 16948 - recent binutils/bfd release tarballs generated with ancient autoconf version
Summary: recent binutils/bfd release tarballs generated with ancient autoconf version
Alias: None
Product: binutils
Classification: Unclassified
Component: binutils (show other bugs)
Version: 2.24
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Not yet assigned to anyone
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Blocks: 16370
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Reported: 2014-05-15 15:46 UTC by maillist-gdb
Modified: 2022-11-24 05:04 UTC (History)
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Description maillist-gdb 2014-05-15 15:46:13 UTC
the release tarballs of binutils 2.24 and gdb 7.6 were generated with an ancient autoconf version (2.64), which causes long-fixed and nasty bugs ( https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16370 gdb bug report ) to reraise from the dead.

to prevent such breakage in the future we should test for and deny running "make dist" successfully when the detected autoconf version is < 2.69.
Comment 1 Tom Tromey 2018-08-07 22:57:18 UTC
I think the autoconf version bump in the binutils-gdb tree didn't
happen until well after these releases.
In binutils-gdb, the auto* output files are checked in and
everyone (including make dist) is required to use the identical
versions.  I'm not totally sure this is the best thing to do any
more, but it is current reality.

So, I tend to think this bug is invalid.
Comment 2 Alan Modra 2022-11-24 05:04:30 UTC