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Re: aclocal flags are a pain

From: Behdad Esfahbod
Subject: Re: aclocal flags are a pain
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:50:43 -0400
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> * Behdad Esfahbod wrote on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 08:40:31AM CEST:
>> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>>> Not sure what you're after here.  The tools themselves will bail out
>>> anyway if they are too old (discounting automake 1.4 here).  What's
>>> the gain of having autoreconf bail out?
>> Right.  May have been old cruft for automake 1.4.  I also see that libtoolize
>> doesn't do the check.  Then again, the AC_PROG_LIBTOOL does not take a
>> version either, but for some reason we needed to add a check.  I just
>> pass [1.4] to my AC_PROG_LIBTOOL and use the same shell function to
>> extract and enforce that version in autogen.sh.
> Please get accustomed to not being in 2006 any more,

I'd love to...  But even my fellow co-maintainers use stupidly old-fashioned
Debian systems. Think autoconf 2.58...

> and use LT_INIT and
> LT_PREREQ from Libtool 2.2.x.  Do NOT pass arguments to AC_PROG_LIBTOOL:
> the API did not define them, which pretty much amounts to: we can extend
> the API later to have them have some meaning.  In fact, that has already
> happened.

Umm, this one I can fix, yeah.  Thanks.


> Cheers,
> Ralf

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