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Re: FYI: 2.52

From: akim
Subject: Re: FYI: 2.52
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 09:21:15 +0200
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On Sat, Sep 22, 2001 at 03:49:59PM -0500, Raja R Harinath wrote:
> Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:
> > +* Autoconf 2.52 is required.
> Can you clarify that to say
>   * Autoconf 2.52 is required to build Automake.
> Unless, of course, you're planning to put in some changes that require
> Autoconf 2.52 (PATH_SEPARATOR, './config.status --file=foo' instead of
> 'CONFIG_FILES=foo ./config.status', &c.).

Yep, that's the plan.  And the most important is that we plan to use autoconf
--trace for AC_SUBST etc.  Automake should no longer read
etc. by itself.  Also, see for instance Tim's posts: we are removing
the 2.13 compatiblity stuff that makes configure more fragile than with
stock 2.52.

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