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Re: [PATCH] bootstrap: remove some now-unneeded code

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bootstrap: remove some now-unneeded code
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:11:55 +0100

Jim Meyering wrote:
> Thanks for the fix.
> In the interests of documenting-in-code (not just in logs)
> and not letting such a kludge hang around forever, I've added comments:
> -# Tell autoreconf not to invoke autopoint or libtoolize; they were run above.
> +# Some systems (RHEL 5) are using ancient autotools, for which the
> +# --no-recursive option had not been invented.  Detect that lack and
> +# omit the option when it's not supported.  FIXME in 2017: remove this
> +# hack when RHEL 5 autotools are updated, or when they become irrelevant.

Actually, effective support for RHEL5 is slated to end

    2014-03-31 (End of Production 3 / End of Regular Life Cycle)

so I may change the year in the comment above.
2017 is the End of Extended Life Cycle, which should be
less relevant from a build-tool perspective.

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