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From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: AC_PROG_CC_C99 and AC_OPENMP
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 15:45:35 -0400

William Pursell <address@hidden> wrote:

> Joel J. Adamson wrote:
> > Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> If you don't need to work with Autoconf < 2.62, I suggest you add an
> >>   AC_PREREQ([2.62])
> > 
> > I had it, and then I discovered that the Beowulf cluster (emerald) at
> > the university here has version 2.59.
> I don't understand how that's an issue.  If you have write permission
> on a directory on the box in which you are doing development (and I
> can't see how one could do anything that would be called 'development'
> without it), then you can install modern autoconf and use it.

That's a good point; I hadn't thought about it that (remarkably logical)

> Ralf, I'm curious as to your statement about *needing*
> autoconf < 2.62.  I truly don't understand why anyone
> is unable to update and use modern versions.

Good question, and one I mean to bring up with the package maintainer as
soon as he fixes gcc and the billion other things I've asked him for.

Joel J. Adamson
Servedio Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

FSF Member #8164

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