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Re: Moving to Automake 1.4a

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Moving to Automake 1.4a
Date: 12 Jan 2001 17:30:25 +0100
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>>>>> "Earnie" == Earnie Boyd <address@hidden> writes:

Earnie> IMO, it would be undesirable to have autoconf use a version of
Earnie> automake that isn't a released version.  

It seems to me that there is still a chance to have an Automake
release soon.

Earnie> When I was learning automake, autoconf, etc. I went about it
Earnie> by actually using the tools on themselves.  Not having a
Earnie> released version of automake would have been a stumbling block
Earnie> as at the time I didn't have a cvs client and wouldn't have
Earnie> known that it was possible to get the automake source from a
Earnie> CVS server even if I had a cvs client.

I understand.

Earnie> If you do this, please package the source for the version of
Earnie> automake that you use with the autoconf source.

OK, I'm convinced Autoconf shall not require a CVS Automake, but a
beta'd Automake is OK.  Right?

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