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Re: [PATCH] Installation autoconf upgrade?

From: David Summers <david-dated-1028998723.abb3b2_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2002-08-05 18:58:36 CEST

On 5 Aug 2002, Karl Fogel wrote:

> "Hamilton Link" <helink@sandia.gov> writes:
> > 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?
> >
> > We know that in some cases neon tells people they need 2.53. So what if
> > they build from the tarball -- what if they make a mistake and try
> > running autogen.sh before they notice there's a configure file already
> > built? I did. IMO the mention of 2.53 shouldn't be a surprise to someone
> > reading the subversion documentation, and in my book that's a gotcha. In
> > any case I thought 2.52 was a requirement without neon, not 2.50,
> > because of apache and the apr.
> I think you might have misunderstood what Joe was saying about
> tarballs vs working trees (either that, or I'm misunderstanding you
> above :-) )...
> The question isn't whether you're building Subversion from a tarball
> or not. Joe's point is that the neon subtree in the Subversion
> sources is always unpacked *from a Neon distribution*, which means its
> configure file is already generated. Thus, Neon's autoconf
> requirements are of no relevance to us; autoconf 2.53 was already run,
> by Joe, when he made the Neon dist.
> If/when Neon is available via anon CVS, and our autogen.sh detects and
> handles that case, then we'll need to think about the autoconf 2.50 vs
> 2.53 issue. But right now, it's a non-issue.

Aha. That clarifies the issue. I understand now. However, just this
weekend I was trying to build the NEON from anon CVS and couldn't get it
to build correctly, but the distribution neon.tar.gz file would build
correctly. I gave up and went back to the neon.tar.gz file to do the

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