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Re: Skip all version checks with autoconf?

From: Basin Ilya
Subject: Re: Skip all version checks with autoconf?
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 19:23:18 +0300
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I have a VM with RHEL 6.8, because that's what our customers build our software 
on. And when I change anything in, I test it there.
Of course, such conservative attitude is unnecessary for open source projects, 
but supporting four year old autotools looks reasonable.

25.08.2018 19:08, Nicholas Clark пишет:
> 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?
> -Nick
> 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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