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Re: automake

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-10-11 19:54:57 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> So while Subversion proper doesn't use automake, neon does.
>
> Twice now, I've seen people burned by the following problem:
>
> * developer tries to build, Subversion states that libtool or
> autoconf is too old.
>
> * developer upgrades to newest libtool and autoconf
>
> * suddenly neon won't build; complains of missing ltmain.sh or
> something.
>
> * developer wastes hours trying to figure out what's wrong
>
> It turns out that the problem is that -automake- needs to be upgraded
> as well to make neon build.
>
> So, maybe our top-level buildcheck.sh should also check that automake
> is new enough too, then?

Perhaps the change should be made to Neon itself? If Neon has certain
prerequisites, it should give a useful error message if those prereqs
aren't found.

Joe, thoughts?

-K

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