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Re: Autoconfig bug report

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Autoconfig bug report
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 17:33:01 -0600
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According to JohnT on 10/12/2007 1:51 PM:
>> Yep - underquoted.  The bug is in the libgpg-error configure.ac, and not
>> in autoconf.
> One might inquire how long this configure.ac file has had the flaw with
> nobody bothering to run autoupdate on it. I started running autoupdate
> regularly because a configure.ac or configure.in file for another
> application
> was reported to be in need of updating.

Autoupdate tends not to be run as often, nor does it need to be run by as
many people.  The intended audience for autoupdate is a package maintainer
when they are upgrading from one version of autoconf to another.

> I figured it was a simple syntax error someplace, but had no idea where.
> I am
> only a hobbyist and know almost nothing about Unix scripts, etc

We all have to start somewhere.  But this makes it sound like you probably
don't need to run autoupdate; leave it to the package maintainers instead.

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