why is automake not installed by default?

Charles S. Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Tue Jan 9 09:54:00 GMT 2001

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 03:56:25PM +0100, Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just wonder why automake is not installed by default
> > with the cygnus setup routine?
> It requires perl for running which wasn't in the base distro yet.
> I will add automake when perl isn't marked as test version.

automake was on my list of 'cygutils stuff to push into main distro';
but it's probably better if you do it, Corinna.  Thanks.

FWIW, the current test-release of perl is based on 'perl-5.6.1-TRIAL1'
and as Eric Fifer mentioned, the 'real' perl-5.6.1 from Garusamy is not
expected until late January.  I imagine that the 'test' moniker will be
removed once

1) the real perl-5.6.1 source is released, and then
2) Eric builds a cygwin release based on that

If all goes according to schedule (hah!), perhaps perl-5.6.1 will be
non-test by mid-February.


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