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Re: autoreconf --force seemingly does not forcibly update everything

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: autoreconf --force seemingly does not forcibly update everything
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:32:33 +0200
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On 4/1/24 11:54 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Last month, I spent 2 days on prerelease testing of coreutils. If, after
> downloading the carefully prepared tarball from ftp.gnu.org, the first
> thing a distro does is to throw away the *.m4 files and regenerate the
> configure script with their own one,
>    * It shows [...]

FWIW: especially the downstream builds of the 'coreutils' package have been
using 'autoreconf -fi' for a long time, because the upstream tools do not
have full I18N support, and the large I18N patch is in use e.g. at Fedora,
openSUSE and Debian probably since >15 years.
Nowadays, the coreutils-i18n.patch [1][2] gets smaller and smaller because
upstream is adding I18N step by step in one tool or another.
But we're still not there yet, unfortunately.


Have a nice day,

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