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Re: [PATCH 0/2] use AM_TESTS_ENVIRONMENT Automake variable

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] use AM_TESTS_ENVIRONMENT Automake variable
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:42:03 -0600
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On 07/11/2016 04:25 AM, Mathieu Lirzin wrote:
> Karl Berry <address@hidden> writes:
>>     RHEL 7
>> Vast numbers of people run RHEL/CentOS/whatever < 7.
> Relying on these stable distributions generally means not wanting to
> mess with unstable development versions.  Requiring a newer Automake
> version in Gnulib will only affect those.
> In the specific cases where people want to build/develop or install the
> latest version of a package using Gnulib on these distributions,
> requiring them to install a newer version of Automake or to bootstrap
> the tarball elsewhere is not a high requirement IMO.

RHEL/CentOS 6 is still a common development target, and I strongly feel
that we should continue to support it out of the box.  RHEL 5 is
starting to fade, though, so we may finally be able to bump to something
newer than autoconf 2.59 and automake 1.9.6.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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