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Re: [PATCH] Installation autoconf upgrade?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-08-05 22:25:45 CEST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 09:28:59AM -0600, Hamilton Link wrote:
> Maybe it's just me, but I can't figure out why someone would be
> _against_ mentioning autoconf 2.53 -- what's the big deal?

autoconf 2.53 is extremely broken in many aspects. The biggest
PITA is the autom4te.cache directory that doesn't pay attention
to changed m4 files. There are other subtle regression bugs
that only occur in 2.53. (They changed how they substitute
variables and can override valid @foo@ variables with incorrect

Avoid autoconf 2.53 at all costs. -- justin

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