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Re: AC_PREREQ in aclocal.m4

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: AC_PREREQ in aclocal.m4
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 21:05:14 +0200
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>>> "Bill" == Bill Wendling <address@hidden> writes:


 Bill> I then can't use the generated Makefiles on a system
 Bill> which doesn't have autoconf 2.54 or greater installed:

When you untar an autoconfiscated package on a new system it
should not require Autoconf and Automake.  If this happens, it's
a bug (either in the package, or in Automake, or in the system).

The most frequent causes are:
  - the package is being unpacked on a networked filesystem such as NFS,
    and the client host does not share the same clock as the file server.
  - the package was not constructed with `make dist', so some
    included files are not up-to-date.
  - the user unpacked the tarball with something as evil as `tar -m'.

Note that up to Automake 1.7.6, `make dist' could put
ouf-of-date files in a tarball if "make" is any flavor of BSD
make.  1.7.7 will include a fix for this.

Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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