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Re: [Lynx-dev] autoconf broken in lynx2.8.8dev.7

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] autoconf broken in lynx2.8.8dev.7
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 17:51:00 -0500
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On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 03:29:37PM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >You don’t really expect me to try a manual interdiff between
> >these two and the 2.59/2.61 based one I have which integrates
> >an older version of your patches, right?
> I could make yet-another-resync patch for 2.6x, but haven't seen that
> they improve anything (aside from the version-matching with automake ;-)

more to the point, I've made diff's for the longstanding changes that I
use against 2.61, which work - see ftp directory:
Mar 16  2007  GNU Compressed   autoconf-2.57-20030810.patch.gz  36Kb
Mar 23  2008  GNU Compressed   autoconf-2.60-20061014.patch.gz  15Kb
Mar 23  2008  GNU Compressed   autoconf-2.61-20080323.patch.gz  22Kb

However, it's been quite a while since I've seen any useful bug-fixes in the
ongoing saga of auto{conf|make}, and some of the feature changes make the newer
versions less useful.

One that immediately comes to mind every time I reflect on it is the refusal of
the autoconf program to regenerate a script - a real nuisance when modifying
autoconf macros.

There are other lovely gems scattered about as well (needless incompatibilies,
insulting warning messages, etc).  I should expand on these in a webpage

Thomas E. Dickey

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