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Re: Moving to Automake 1.4a

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Moving to Automake 1.4a
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 13:02:35 -0500

Akim Demaille wrote:
> >>>>> "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.

That would be good, perhaps automake and autoconf could be released in

> 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.

Good.  I was hoping that I had enough verbiage to allow you to

> 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?

Yes, as long as it is a readily available package from the GNU mirrors.


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