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Re: minimum autoconf version

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: minimum autoconf version
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2012 09:56:01 +0200

Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 07/01/2012 04:40 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
>> I would therefore propose (b), that is, to bump the required Autoconf
>> version in the DEPENDENCIES file and gnulib-tool to 2.64.
> Given your description of the hassles involved in supporting
> older Autoconf versions, this seems like the better way to go.
> Thanks for looking into it.
> For what it's worth, Emacs (which is pretty conservative about
> this sort of thing) requires Autoconf 2.65 or later.

Thanks for doing that, Bruno.
That is a compelling argument to upgrade.
I advised to upgrade RHEL6's autoconf from 2.63 to 2.68 over a year ago:


I hope we're ready to follow through with that, now.

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