[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

autoconf: small documentation obsolescences

From: Ross Boylan
Subject: autoconf: small documentation obsolescences
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 22:14:06 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040722i

I noticed some problems with the autoconf documentation, and thought
I'd report them here.

The original report is debian bug
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=283301, but Debian is
no longer carrying the documentation so it's moot there.

I'll also mention that I went to
http://bugs.gnu.org/cgi-bin/gnatsweb.pl?database=autoconf but was told
I couldn't access bugs.gnu.org.

Ross Boylan

----- Forwarded message from Ross Boylan <address@hidden> -----

Resent-From: address@hidden
X-USANET-From:    IN   address@hidden 
X-USANET-MsgId: XID530ikAXo57261Xma
From: Ross Boylan <address@hidden>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: autoconf: small documentation obsolescences
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 15:14:08 -0800
Resent-Message-Id: <address@hidden>
Resent-Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 23:14:58 +0000 (GMT)

Package: autoconf
Version: 2.59-8
Severity: minor

The info documentation, and presumably anything else derived from the
same source, lists this reference
   (6) Autoconf Developer Page, <http://sources.redhat.com/autoconf/>
on the Pointers  page.  That doesn't seem to work anymore, and a quick
poke around sources.redhat.com did not reveal a successor (just links
to the software itself or the autobook). 

The Libtool page, toward the end, says "Although Libtool, like
Autoconf, can be used on its own"  This is misleading: libtoolize
requires autoconf.  Someone on the libtool list asserted flatly that
libtool itself requires autoconf; our own Debian packager says that is
not strictly true except for libtool.  See
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=282725 for more on
this point.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26advncdfs
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

Versions of packages autoconf depends on:
ii  debianutils                   2.8.4      Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  m4                            1.4.2-1    a macro processing language
ii  perl                          5.8.4-3    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

-- no debconf information

----- End forwarded message -----

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]