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

From: Lukas Österreicher
Subject: Re: how to use multiple automake's at the same time?
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 11:02:22 +0100

Thanx for your help.

I'm unclear though still on how to use it. I've never created automake scripts
myself, just downloaded sources which use them. I dont even really know which
packages there are and how they work together. (Surely i guess i should RTFM,
but i don't know where to find the right thing that explains all, so i'm open 
if i'm told
what to read.).

As I understood I have to install autotools-0.4.0-3sfnet.i586.rpm
and one of the other rpms which contain (do they?) all the auto* packages
in two versions. On Redhat 7.2 autoconf 2.13 and automake 1.4p5-2 (what
version is this effectively?) is installed so i guess to have also automake
1.5* (which to use?) installed i deinstall autoconf and automake which are
installed and install your pachage - i guess

What I before tried is to upgrade from 1.4 to 1.5 and there were many unresolved
conflicts - and surely there are conflicts too when installing them at the same 
How were they solved in your packages?

Thanx in Advance,

>I've hacked a script that does the trick for me - as I want to use different
>combinations of autoconf libtool and automake. The toplevel makefile has
>a magic var-set line, so the start of my usually looks like:
>AUTOTOOL_VERSION = autoconf-2.52 libtool-1.4.2 automake-1.5
>Then I call a script "autotools" that looks into the and modifies
>the $PATH accordingly, not much unlike the description about "stow", the
>combinations are compiled with separate $prefix paths. The helper script and
>all the combinations are ready-made as rpm files, just pick them up and
>You can find everything in the download section of
>in the "autotools" section - here's the direct link:
>They are a bit dated, I did not have time to rebuild the rpms with the
>newest breed of autoconf and automake generations. And actually, I'm
>currently waiting for Mandrake to fix a severe bug in bash before doing
>interesting things (sorry to alexandre, the bug affects the ac-archive
>rpms making quite definitly, so no good time to roll a new release).
>cheers, guido

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