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Re: time for Autoconf 2.72 (was: On time64 and Large File Support)

From: Sam James
Subject: Re: time for Autoconf 2.72 (was: On time64 and Large File Support)
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 00:57:52 +0000
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Jim Meyering <> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 7:52 PM Paul Eggert <> wrote:
>> On 3/17/23 19:08, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> > Can someone see if there's some small/safe set of changes that are 
>> > essential?
>> > If none (or few/easy), I might have time to make a snapshot soon.
>> As far as I know, none of the pending patches are essential and we can
>> release what we have.
> Good. Thanks. It just so happens that I'm about to make a snapshot of
> grep (for this:
> using the very
> latest autoconf, including many changes that were not used in making
> grep-3.9 (I was surprised to realize 3.9 was bootstrapped with
> something near v2.72a-65-gd081ac3e, from October(!)). Let's see how
> grep snapshot testing goes, and if there's no objection by then, I'll
> plan to make an autoconf snapshot within a week or so.

Thanks Jim. Please give me a shout if I can assist. And I'll go test
the new grep snap.

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