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Re: Skip all version checks with autoconf?

From: Nicholas Clark
Subject: Re: Skip all version checks with autoconf?
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 09:08:38 -0700

Not saying this is right or wrong, but as an autoconf user - it can be hard
to know what versions support what features. So if I'm autotoolizing a
package, I would probably require whatever version I had at the time.

Are there any tools out there that will scan a and
tell me what versions are compatibile?


On Aug 25, 2018 2:39 AM, "Basin Ilya" <address@hidden> wrote:

> For some reason the authors like to require the latest autotools version
> they have. That's wrong. They should require the lowest supported version.
> 25.08.2018 10:55, Paul Eggert пишет:
> > Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> >> For the love of Christ, stop it with these useless version numbers.
> >
> > I've never been a fan of that version-number checking either, but this
> is no way to advocate change.
> >
> > If you want the problem fixed, I suggest that you write a patch to the
> Autoconf source code that fixes the problem. The patch should fix the
> documentation too. If you don't have the technical expertise to do all
> that, you can hire someone who does. In the meantime please bear in mind
> that this is a volunteer project and we're stretched thin.
> >
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