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Re: gcc-tools versions of autotools [Fwd: Moving to Autoconf 2.64, Automake 1.11]

Charles Wilson wrote:
> /not/ update them at all;

> 1) The current and soon-to-be-released gcc's, based on gcc-3.4.5 and
> gcc-4.3.x, both still require autoconf-2.59 and automake-1.9.6

  Good reasoning.

> So, as soon as I spin the "regular" cygwin autoconf-2.64 package, then
> our "standard" auto* installations will satisfy gcc's needs; all you'd
> need to do is /stop/ setting PATH to prepend /opt/gcc-tools/bin.

  Yeh, this makes sense.  Leave the old version there, for when it's needed.

> ...until automake-1.11.1 or autoconf-2.65 is released.  Then we get to
> worry about it more. I've a few ideas about that, but for later...unless
> you want to handle the transition /now/ for gcc-tools-*.

  Nah, can't see any reason.  Maybe by the time that happens we'll be able to
drop the 2.59 version and go back to using /opt/gcc-tools again.

> Side question: has anybody checked to see if src/winsup can handle
> autoconf-2.64 and automake-1.11?

  Nope, not me.  Yet.


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