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Re: bootstrap does not pass --force to autoreconf

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: bootstrap does not pass --force to autoreconf
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:35:22 +0700

Salut Akim!

On 27 Dec 2012, at 17:25, Akim Demaille <address@hidden> wrote:
> I recently realized that I was stuck with an old ylwrap.  I
> thought that bootstrap was appropriately upgrading my environment
> when a newer Automake was installed, but it is not the case, as
> bootstrap reads:
> # Tell autoreconf not to invoke autopoint or libtoolize; they were run above.
> echo "running: AUTOPOINT=true LIBTOOLIZE=true " \
>    "$AUTORECONF --verbose --install $no_recursive -I $m4_base $ACLOCAL_FLAGS"
>    $AUTORECONF --verbose --install $no_recursive -I $m4_base $ACLOCAL_FLAGS \
>  || die "autoreconf failed"
> so it does not pass --force.  Maybe there are other similar
> files that are kept in the past, I don't know.
> Is there a reason not to pass --force?

My bootstrap rewrite (used by Libtool & Zile among others) has always
passed any `--force' from it's own command line along to all autoreconf
and libtoolize invocations it makes without any problems.

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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