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GNU Autoconf test version 2.59b available

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: GNU Autoconf test version 2.59b available
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 17:23:42 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

GNU Autoconf test version 2.59b is now available.
This version is numbered 2.59b because I've heard of some "2.59a"
versions floating around the net, and I wanted to distinguish it.

This is an "early beta" release.  I expect it to have several
problems, particularly porting problems on hosts other than what I use
for day-to-day development (Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r1).  It's not ready
for full scale use, but the intent is to generate the next Autoconf
release once the bugs are shaken out.

Please send bug reports to <address@hidden>.

Here's the URL:

Here are MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

dc8612f3d044d2214998f310a0a80e02  autoconf-2.59b.tar.gz
5368846ce66407fe393432da906d1427eab47ddb  autoconf-2.59b.tar.gz

Here is a list of major changes since 2.59:

  New macro that computes the default alignment of a type.

  When cross-compiling, these macros will give a warning if the tool
  is not prefixed.  In the future, unprefixed cross tools will not
  be detected; please consult the info documentation for information
  about the reason of this change.

  New macros that detect programs whose name is prefixed with the
  target type, if the build type and target type are different.

  New trace macro that declares expected auxiliary files.

  New macro that tests for a grep program that accepts as a long a line
  as possible.

  These macros now require AC_PROG_GREP, and try EGREP="$GREP -E" and
  FGREP="$GREP -F" respectively if possible, or else run a path search for
  a program that accepts as long a line as possible.

  New macro that tests for a sed program that truncates as few characters
  as possible.

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