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Re: automake

From: Joe Orton <joe_at_manyfish.co.uk>
Date: 2001-10-11 22:30:26 CEST

On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 10:45:34AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 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.

This should be fixed now; I increased the requirement to neon 0.17.1
which uses autoconf 2.5x/libtool 1.4 (thanks Mo! :), so there is no need
to run autogen.sh in the neon directory any more.

(neon only uses the 'aclocal' tool out of automake: I expect the problem
was occurring for people who install the new autoconf/libtool in a
non-system or non-standard directory, so the new 'libtool.m4' doesn't
get installed as /usr/share/aclocal/libtool.m4. Then neon's configure
script will be using the libtool 1.3 autoconf macros, and it all goes
pear-shaped.)

joe

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