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bug#11294: [RFC] build: support and require Automake-NG

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: bug#11294: [RFC] build: support and require Automake-NG
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 17:03:40 +0200

On 04/21/2012 11:48 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> * configure.ac (AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE): Add the 'ng' option, to ensure that
> mainstream Automake is not used by mistake when bootstrapping.  Also,
> bump the required Automake version from '1.11.1' to '1.11e', which is
> the latest (and still development-only) version of Automake-NG at the
> moment of writing.
> * bootstrap (check_versions): Hacked to handle automake and aclocal
> from Automake-NG specially.  This change should be backported to Gnulib
> proper in a later step.
> * bootstrap.conf ($buildreq): Require "automake-ng" and "aclocal-ng"
> version >= 0.5; don't require mainstream "automake" anymore.
> Signed-off-by: Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden>
> ---
>  I'd like this to be applied to an experimental branch in the coreutils
>  repository, which will be used to test and experiment with Automake-NG
>  in a real-world, important, medium-complexity package like GNU coreutils
>  is.
>  I hope you'll agree this is a sensible move, which could bring advantages
>  and improvements to both coreutils and Automake-NG.
I've updated the patch to take into account:

 - the recent bump in the Automake-NG version (1.11e => 1.12a);
 - the bump in the minimal Autoconf version required by Automake-NG
   (2.62 => 2.65);
 - the support for Automake-NG recently added to the Gnulib-provided
   bootstrap script
 - the removal of the m4 macro 'AM_PROG_MKDIR_P' from the master
   branch of the Automake repository (and thus from Automake-NG,
   where 'master' is regularly merged).

So, OK to apply this patch to a new branch in the coreutils official
repository?  Or it's better if I clone the coreutils repo on GitHub
and work there, to have more freedom while experimenting?


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