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AM_PROG_MKDIR, gettext, and automake

From: Karl Berry
Subject: AM_PROG_MKDIR, gettext, and automake
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 01:17:43 GMT

      - The long-obsolete (since automake 1.10) AM_PROG_MKDIR m4 macro will
      next major Automake version (1.13):

Yes, well, speaking of AM_PROG_MKDIR.  We don't use it explicitly in
Texinfo.  But I get the warning about it every time I rerun
automake, because our includes the usual line:


The result of that line is: warning: The 'AM_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro is deprecated, and will 
soon be removed. You should use the Autoconf-provided 'AC_PROG_MKDIR_P' macro 
instead, and use '$(MKDIR_P)' instead of '$(mkdir_p)'in your files.

(which is quite annoying, since it's not under my control, but anyway.)

I have the latest official release of gettext, (although
unfortunately gettext --version evidently drops the final .1).
Also of automake, 1.12.5.

I see that Jim discovered this back in July:
but I'm afraid I cannot discern what the resolution was.

For that matter, I can't see how there can be any good resolution until
there is a new gettext release.  Was the problem reported there?
I didn't see it in the various archives.

At any rate, also unfortunately, as gettext is now looking for a
maintainer (as I just posted,,
a new release might be quite some time coming in any case.

Meanwhile, it seems like it would be a tremendous, and unnecessary,
headache if there was an Automake release that removed a macro that
the current release of gettext requires.

But I guess we can wait and see whether the next gettext or
automake 1.13 is ready first ...


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