[RFC] Update to current automake/autoconf/libtool versions.
Ian Lance Taylor
Thu Dec 5 14:54:00 GMT 2002
Alan Modra <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm concerned that this proposal may be raising the bar too high.
> How long has it been since some poor fool^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hbrave soul
> attempted to modernize binutils configury?
It's only been a bit over five years since I reworked binutils
configury to use automake and libtool.
I guess it was about two years before that that Ken Raeburn and I
changed the binutils to use autoconf.
I'm sure I don't know why autoconf 2.5 is not called autoconf 3.
Still, switching to autoconf 2.5 is surely a smaller change than
either of those.
It should be easy enough to extend AC_PREREQ a bit to make sure that
people use the correct version of autoconf for the directory in
Perhaps --enable-maintainer-mode could be extended to specify a PATH
to use to find the tools.
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