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[patch] Re: autogen.sh instructions suggestion

From: Martin Pool <mbp_at_samba.org>
Date: 2002-09-26 09:11:33 CEST

On 26 Sep 2002, Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> wrote:

> Can you post a patch to INSTALL?
> (I'd mess it up right now, my brain is too fried. But you sound
> pretty cogent... :-) ).

Here it is. Suggested logentry:

* INSTALL: Add recommendation to use $AUTOCONF to find the right
  version, especially on Debian. (Martin Pool)

+++ .svn/tmp/INSTALL.63180.00001.tmp 2002-09-26 17:11:13.000000000 +1000
@@ -416,6 +416,16 @@
       told where to get them from. (See the 'Build Requirements' in
       section I.)
+ If the command "autoconf" on your machine is not autoconf 2.50
+ or later, then you can specify the correct name with the
+ AUTOCONF variable. (The AUTOHEADER variable is similar.) This
+ may be required on Debian GNU/Linux, where "autoconf" is
+ actually a Perl program that attempts to guess which version is
+ required -- because of the interaction between Subversion and
+ APR it may get it wrong. For example:
+ $ AUTOCONF=autoconf2.50 sh ./autogen.sh
       After all components are in place, follow the usual procedure:
           $ ./configure --enable-maintainer-mode

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