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aclocal doesn't check AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS (VERSION)

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: aclocal doesn't check AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS (VERSION)
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 12:18:03 -0400

In the manual, it is specified that if there is a version string in the
AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS Makefile macro in, this will suppress
running of older versions of Automake.

Source can break anyhow since versions of aclocal earlier than the
specified version will run anyhow and build an aclocal.m4 that leaves
macros in Makefiles unexpanded.

Most notably, @AMDEP@ does not expand after aclocal, autoconf, then
configure run, leaving unusable makefiles.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
mailto:address@hidden         CollabNet ( )
"Let me tell you the most beautiful story I know.
A man was given a dog, which he loved very much.
The dog went with him everywhere,
but the man could not teach it to do anything useful.
The dog would not fetch or point,
it would not race or protect or stand watch.
Instead the dog sat near him and regarded him,
always with the same inscrutable expression.
'That's not a dog, that's a wolf,' said the man's wife.
'He alone is faithful to me,' said the man,
and his wife never discussed it with him again.
One day the man took the dog with him into his private airplane
and as they flew high over winter mountains,
the engines failed
and the airplane was torn to shreds among the trees.
The man lay bleeding,
his belly torn open by blades of sheared metal,
steam rising from his organs in the cold air,
but all he could think of was his faithful dog.
Was he alive?  Was he hurt?
Imagine his relief when the dog came padding up
and regarded him with that same steady gaze.
After an hour the dog nosed the man's gaping abdomen,
then began pulling out intestines and spleen and liver
and gnawing on them,
all the while studying the man's face.
'Thank God,' said the man.
'At least one of us will not starve.'"

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