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Re: svn commit: rev 1551 - trunk/packages/freebsd/apr-devel/files

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-03-19 18:40:10 CET

On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 11:07:36AM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Will Andrews <will@csociety.org> writes:
> > If there are issues with autoconf, they need to be reported. I
> > authorized the autoconf upgrade because I figured it probably
> > wouldn't harm anybody. Does subversion (for example) require
> > 2.52 and not work with 2.13?
>
> Yes, Subversion requires Autoconf 2.50 or higher.

The issue is with the way autoconf 2.53 does it's variable
substitution. it's apparently different than 2.52 (or whatever the
last version of autoconf in the ports tree was), and breaks apr's
'make install' as a result. This patch fixes it for some things, but
not for everything, which is why the patch hasn't been committed tO
apr.

And yes, if anyone wants to find the autoconf developers and hit them
over the head a few times with a big 'you will remain backwards
compatable' stick, I'd be in favor of it.

-garrett

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garrett rooney                     Unix was not designed to stop you from 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net       doing stupid things, because that would  
http://electricjellyfish.net/      stop you from doing clever things.
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