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Re: Adapting svnstsw to use Subversion's build system

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 12:46:44 -0500

Richard Hansen wrote:
>>>> Would you consider adding tests for C99 support to be moderate? That
>>>> would require upgrading autoconf to at least 2.60.
>>> It's just one (or a few) feature test macros, right? I'd be fine with that.
>>>
>>> The following entry in autoconf 2.62's changelog caught my eye:
>>> ** AC_INIT no longer alters $@; regression introduced in 2.60.
>>>
>>> So we might need to bump all the way up to 2.62, at least for releases.
>>>
>>> If we can get away with requiring 2.60+ for general dev work, and
>>> require 2.62 for official releases, that seems like a perfectly
>>> acceptable move at this point in the Subversion 1.6 release cycle.
>> construct-rolling-environment.sh already uses autoconf-2.62.
>
> Interesting. What is the purpose of that script? (There's no
> description at <http://subversion.tigris.org/tools_contrib.html> for it.)

construct-rolling-environment.sh (and it's fellows in tools/dist) are
used by the release manager for downloading appropriate packages used to
roll release tarballs.

And yeah, tools_contrib.html looks to be a bit out of date on this front. :/

-Hyrum

Received on 2008-05-08 19:47:07 CEST

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