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Re: It is time to upgrade to autoconf 2.50 and libtool 1.4.

From: Wonko The Sane <icecream_at_bayarea.net>
Date: 2001-09-10 21:42:20 CEST

On 10 Sep 2001 14:20:00 -0500
Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> wrote:

> Mo DeJong <supermo@bayarea.net> writes:
>
> > Now would be the perfect time to upgrade subversion to the
> > most recent stable releases of autoconf and libtool. We were
> > waiting until an issue in apr had been resolved, and the
> > good news is that it is no longer a problem since apr
> > no longer tries to build in the shmem/unix/mm dir.
> > I noticed there were some autoconf/libtool related
> > complaints recently on the list, this patch should
> > make many of them go away.
>
> I thought Subversion was waiting for APR to move to the latest
> autoconf/libtool; are you saying that APR now works with autoconf
> 2.50 and libtool 1.4? I just had heard any news of this on the APR
> dev list. On the other hand, I wasn't following this svn thread
> closely either. :-)

We were just waiting until APR worked with the autoconf 2.50
and libtool 1.4 releases. APR will continue to work with the
older autoconf/libtool but subversion needs the libtool fixes (badly).
After this patch is added, configuring subversion will require
the new versions of these tools, which is why we need our
own buildconf.sh script.

> Can we really just start using the latest tools, and APR, db, and neon
> will all just work?

Yeah. The db package moved to the new autoconf in the 3.3.11 release.
Neon should be upgraded, but that is a separate issue since we
pull down an already configured tar ball for neon. Things should
just work (I know, you heard that one before). I just did a build
under Linux and it worked just fine.

> > Also, could someone make sure the new buildcheck.sh
> > and the existing autogen.sh have the execute bit set?
>
> Execute bit? What's that? :-)
>
> We're self-hosting now. We can't have that sort of functionality
> until we get properties coming down to our working copies over DAV.
> We're working on it.

Congrats! I did my first `svn checkout` today. It felt good, real good.

Mo

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