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Re: Automake bug fixed

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Automake bug fixed
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:19:46 +0000 (UTC)
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> According to Ralf Wildenhues on 8/16/2007 5:51 PM:

digging up an old message:

> > Hello M4 patches,
> > 
> > As per <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.sysutils.automake.bugs/3989>,
> > this bug has been fixed in Automake's CVS.  So once you may assume that,
> > you can simplify Makefile.am as in the patch below.  Of course it
> > doesn't hurt to keep clean-local-src for a while, either.
> Thanks for the heads-up.  At this point, I'll wait until the next released
> version of Automake to apply it, rather than making CVS m4 depend on CVS
> automake.

Automake 1.10.1 is now out, so I will be applying your patch today, along with 
an update to HACKING and configure.ac to make the dependency obvious.

>  Any word on progress on resolving the licensing issues holding
> up the next release of automake?

The FSF is much closer here, and has finally proposed a clause that I hope to 
apply to autoconf soon, and assume that Ralf will apply a similar patch to 

Eric Blake

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