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Re: minimum m4 version

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: minimum m4 version
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 14:31:44 +0700

Hi Adam,

On 9 Nov 2010, at 13:21, Adam Mercer wrote:
> I'm trying to track down a strange build problem on an old Linux
> system (Debian Woody), I think it may be related to an m4 issue. What
> is the minimum version of m4 that is required for modern autotools
> systems as I can't find anything in the release notes (apologies if
> I've missed the appropriate information), Woody has 1.4 by default?

The minimum m4 version is specified in the README for the version of autoconf 
you wish to use.  Currently the relevant section says:

  You should install GNU M4 (version 1.4.6 or later is required
  1.4.14 or later is recommended)[[...]]

Gary V. Vaughan (address@hidden)

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