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Re: Restructuring the automake and autoconf packages
- From: Brett Porter <brettporter at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 15:21:34 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Restructuring the automake and autoconf packages
I have a couple of questions regarding this (apologies
if already covered - I'm on the digest and only got
this message on announce).
Let's see if I understand correctly:
1. you run autoconf
2. it sets the path based on a wrapper script
3. next execution goes to the desired one directly.
Doesn't this limit you to only running ./configure for
one package within a single bash shell? (or removing
the env. variable/modifying PATH). It sounds like a
good idea for effeciency, but I'm a bit worried about
the confusion factor.
Also, I think you stated the default is autoconf-2.52.
This seems to be back to front as many old
configure.in's might not AC_PREREQ(2.13), whereas
newer ones are probably inclined to AC_PREREQ(2.52)
since the uptake is lower. I'm not sure I'm right on
this, really everyone should request what they want
anyway, but its food for thought.
Good work on this - I think it's a great solution to
the problem for now. A better libtool is worth it.
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