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Re: how to use multiple automake's at the same time?

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: how to use multiple automake's at the same time?
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 14:12:50 -0500
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On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 05:00:36PM +0100, Lukas Österreicher wrote:
> How to install automake 1.4 and 1.5 at the same time on a redhat 7.2 system
> (quite a few up2date packages installed already) in the described manner so I
> dont have to worry about version incompatibilities anymore?

I do it using "stow" (
  - Configure each automake version with a prefix of

  - Pick one version (probably the latest, whatever that is at
    any given point in time) that should be on peoples' paths,
    and use stow to put it there.  At the moment that's 1.7.1, so:
        cd /usr/local/stow
        stow automake-1.7.1
    Of course you're free to make an earlier version the default,
    but using the latest might gently encourage people to update
    their projects :-)

In projects where you need a different version, name it
        /usr/local/stow/automake-1.4/bin/automake [options]


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