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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: automake-devel-1.7.1-1

Version 1.7.1-1 of the automake-devel package is now available.  It 
contains GNU automake-1.7.1 installed into /usr/autotool/devel.

Changes from 1.6.2-1:
o updated to official 1.7.1 release
o requires autoconf-2.54 or newer
o no testsuite regressions (that is, any test that existed in 1.6.2
   and was passed then, is still passed now in 1.7.1
o Continued test failures (failed in both 1.6.2 and 1.7.1)
o New tests in 1.7.1 that we fail

Summary: 3 failures + 3 skips out of 428 tests.  Good, no?

See NOTES section, below.

Chuck Wilson

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New in 1.7.1:
Bugs fixed in 1.7.1:
* Honor `ansi2knr' for files built in subdirectories, or using
   per-targets flags.
* Aclocal should now recognize macro names containing parentheses, e.g.
   AC_DEFUN([AC_LANG_PREPROC(Fortran 90)], [...]).
* Erase *.sum and *.log files created by DejaGnu, during `make
   distclean'. (Debian Bug#153697)
* Install Python files even if they were built.  (PR/369)
* Have stamp-vti dependent upon configure instead of, as
   the version might not be defined in the latter. (PR/358)
* Reorder arguments passed to a couple of commands, so things works
* Fix a regex that can cause Perl to segfault on large input.
   (Debian Bug#162583)
* Fix distribution of packages that have some sources defined
   conditionally, as in the `Conditional compilation using Automake
   conditionals' example of the manual.
* Fix spurious test suite failures on IRIX.
* Don't report a required variable as undefined if it has been
   defined conditionally for the "right" conditions.
* Fix cleaning of the /tmp subdirectory used by `make distcheck', in
   case `make distcheck' fails.
* Fix distribution of included Makefile fragment, so we don't create
   spurious directories in the distribution. (PR/366)
* Don't complain that a target lacks `.$(EXEEXT)' when it has it.

New in 1.7:
* Autoconf 2.54 is required.
* `aclocal' and `automake' will no longer warn about obsolete
   configure macros.  This is done by `autoconf -Wobsolete'.
   AM_HEADER_TIOCGWINSZ_NEEDS_SYS_IOCTL are obsolete (although still
   supported).  You should use AC_CONFIG_HEADERS, AC_SYS_POSIX_TERMIOS,
   and AC_HEADER_TIOCGWINSZ instead.  `autoupdate' can upgrade
   `' for you.
* Support for per-program and per-library `_CPPFLAGS'.
* New `ctags' target (builds CTAGS files).
* Support for -Wmumble and -Wno-mumble, where mumble is a warning
   category (see `automake --help' or the manual for a list of them).
* Honor the WARNINGS environment variable.
* Omit the call to depcomp when using gcc3: call the compiler directly.
* A new option, std-options, tests that programs support --help and
   --version when `make installcheck' is run.  This is enabled by
* Texinfo rules now support the `ps' and `pdf' targets.
* Info files are now created in the build directory, not the source
* info_TEXINFOS supports files in subdirectories (this requires Texinfo
   4.1 or greater).
* `make distcheck' will enforce DESTDIR support by attempting
   a DESTDIR install.
* `+=' can be used in conditionals, even if the augmented variable
   was defined for another condition.
* Makefile fragments (inserted with `include') are always distributed.
* Use Autoconf's --trace interface to inspect and get
   a more accurate view of it.
* Add support for extending aclocal's default macro search path
   using a `dirlist' file within the aclocal directory.
* automake --output-dir is deprecated.
* The part of the distcheck target that checks whether uninstall
   actually removes all installed files has been moved in a separate
   target, distuninstallcheck, so it can be overridden easily.
* Many bug fixes.


Test failures:

   This is due to the 'cp -p' bug in fileutils. Check the cygwin mailing 
list archives for May 2002 for more info.

gnits2 -- reported to automake list; no response
gnits3 -- ditto

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