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Re: GNU Autoconf test version 2.59d available

From: William S Fulton
Subject: Re: GNU Autoconf test version 2.59d available
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 21:45:05 +0100
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> GNU Autoconf test version 2.59d is now available.
> This is a beta release, intended to be largely identical to 2.60,
> to be released very soon, if no unexpected issues turn up.  So test it
> now, use it with your code, and report any remaining issues, please!  
> The important changes since 2.59c are listed below, but two changes
> introduced earlier, in version 2.59c, require special attention:
> * Some directory variables have been added, and others adjusted to
>   changes in the GNU Coding Standards.  If your package expands
>   '$datadir', '$infodir', or '$mandir' anywhere, you need to check your
>   package, and possibly adjust it accordingly.  The URL to the older
>   NEWS entries below, and the FAQ node 'Defining Directories' in the
>   manual have more information.
> * AC_PROG_CC and AC_PROG_CXX no longer arrange for an 'exit'
>   function declaration.  If you use this in your macros, you need to
>   ensure that such a declaration is in place for C99 and C++ checks,
>   or change the tests to 'return' from 'main' instead.
> Here are the compressed sources:
>   ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.59d.tar.gz   (1.4MB)
> Here are the GPG detached signatures:
>   ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.59d.tar.gz.asc
> Here are the MD5 and SHA1 signatures:
> 3c0eb03b60bad6823bd36b632b65ab94  autoconf-2.59d.tar.gz
> 30efc24b8abe2f0a010b95363c17313ea24ecf26  autoconf-2.59d.tar.gz

@top_builddir@ used to expand to ../../../
now it expands to ../../..
Parts of our Makefiles were relying on the trailing slash, so they don't
work with this version of autoconf. Is this change also intentional?


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