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Re: Problem with Makefile.in's in CVS HEAD

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: Problem with Makefile.in's in CVS HEAD
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 03:48:01 -0500 (EST)

Hello, Gordon!

> The link to GNATS from http://sources.redhat.com/autoconf was leading
> me in an endlesss loop of 404's and logins...

Report to the webmaster.

> By having Makefile.in in CVS it is not possible currently to 'make
> dist' with automake 1.4b. IIRC 1.4b is now released, but no longer
> supports the --build-dir option, which is hardcoded into the
> Makefile.in's in autoconf CVS.

Autoconf uses Automake 1.4 with some fixes (they exist in the latest
Automake packages for RedHat and Debian).

> By touching all the Makefile.am's I get it to work, but as autoconf is
> one of the 'auto' tools shouldn't CVS be based at least on most recent
> release of other appropriate tools? Even removing the Makefile.in's
> from CVS would be a good thing IMHO.

It would force every Autoconf maintainer to install Automake-1.4 (and to
have it first in $PATH), which is not really good.

You should run "make dist" with the same Automake in $PATH that was used
to generate Makefile.in.

Pavel Roskin

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