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Re: Question on check-process / autoconf-2.6.3

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Question on check-process / autoconf-2.6.3
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 18:45:23 -0700
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According to Ralf Wildenhues on 12/30/2009 2:50 PM:
> If you are using a modified Autoconf: the problem is in a modification.
> Presumably an AT_XFAIL_IF was added when somebody tried this test with
> a newer Automake release that required more preselections.
> Hmm, I guess I don't know how to rewrite the "autom4te preselections"
> test well so that it is robust for distros to use, with varying Automake
> version.  Eric, should we bite the bullet and hard-code the expected
> Automake version (and SKIP if not in a safe range)?  Or should we rather
> SKIP this test instead of FAILing it?

Maybe even try the test, and if it passes (even with mismatch in automake
version, as will usually be the case), then all is well.  But if the
mismatch causes that particular step of the test to fail, we then do a
followup test of comparing 'automake --version' with the version grepped
out of autoconf's; and declare FAIL if they are the same, or
SKIP if they are different.

I haven't checked yet - is that test still identical between 2.63 and
current git, or might this be something that we have already addressed
based on previous reports?

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