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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx iconv for Solaris

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx iconv for Solaris
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:43:42 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, Takao Fujiwara - Tokyo S/W Center wrote:

Thomas Dickey-san wrote (12/26/08 09:50 PM):
On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 03:35:00AM +0900, Takao Fujiwara - Tokyo S/W Center wrote:
OK, my understanding is you ask more comment in my patch.
Generally speaking, I think the change of configure doesn't need to be provided because configure is generated by autoconf. So I'd like to provide the change of configure.[in|ac] only but autoconf is failed below.

The comments in aclocal.m4 explain -

dnl The autoconf used in Lynx development is GNU autoconf 2.13 or 2.52, patched
dnl by Thomas Dickey.  See your local GNU archives, and this URL:

We Sun always use the latest autoconf because some of the latest applications could depend on the latest autoconf.

aside from occasional testing to check compatibility, I haven't seen
any real motivation to use the latest autoconf (which has some annoyances
such as interfering with re-generating "configure" by just running autoconf, increasing the size of the script by a third, and running much more slowly ;-)

I'll install autoconf 2.52 and reply this later.

It does need the patch of course (for instance, to provide the section-headers in the "configure --help" message).

I configure/install the different versions of autoconf using a suffix to keep them distinct.

Thomas E. Dickey

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