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autoconf: dead-lock? at how many locations???

From: frank . pieper
Subject: autoconf: dead-lock? at how many locations???
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:34:38 -0400

 Hello, autoconf-group!

I did try to make an autoconf-installation from source.
I did fail because of I need autoconf to make autoconf.
I simple avoid a bunch of expressions trying to explain
the amount of .. unlogic this requirement contain.
I feel the wish to write a very large email to with a
lot of funny and blaming arguments to express the
ridiculousness this approach is based on.  Could be
a joke of BOFH like using /dev/null to backup.

I don't know what your personal opinion was or is
to this matter and therefore I suggest to feel only
personally addressed if this matter concerns your
personal participation in this matter.

I did experience a lot of irregular thinkgs in internet.
May be my version was anyway "customized" and
the mentioned close-looped depency of autoconf
concerns just my personal version I have.  I did get 
it via:

#> git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/autoconf

what does in fact rooted in my experience not absolutely guarantee
that this version is really got from the applied URL.  At least this is 
something like web works for me.

Here is the passage of the README that did tell
me why I can't create my personal binary:

file: README-hacking   source: checkout source of autoconf via git 

begin of quote
We've opted to keep only the highest-level sources in the GIT repository.
This eases our maintenance burden, (fewer merges etc.), but imposes more
requirements on anyone wishing to build from the just-checked-out sources.
For example, you have to use recent stable versions of the maintainer
tools we depend upon, including:

- Autoconf 2.60+ <http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/>
- Automake 1.10+ <http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/>
- Help2man 1.29+ <http://www.gnu.org/software/help2man/>
- M4 1.4.6+ <http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/>
- Perl 5.005_03+ <http://www.cpan.org/>
- Texinfo 4.8+ <http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/>


end of quote

I would really like to hear any reflection to this obscure matter 
though can understand that this matter is that "funny" you want to 
avoid a personal reflection to this issue.  No interest neither to 
public this email nor any response.  Just want to hear that any
member of autoconf-dev-staff is aware of this obscurity.  Doesn't
matter?!? How to simple use autoconf on very new hardware?

regards, Frank 
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