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Re: autoconf-2.69c released [beta]

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: autoconf-2.69c released [beta]
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 01:10:39 +0200
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> > I don't know where you got this magic number 301-14265 from.
> I got it by checking out the then-current commit of Autoconf from Savannah 
> git, 
> and building from that.
> Presumably doing the right thing here would mean a fix to Autoconf's 
> m4_version_prereq macro, not to Gnulib. m4_version_prereq should do the right 
> thing for the per-commit version numbers that Autoconf itself uses.

But m4_version_prereq can not know whether version 2.69.345 is before or
after the prerelease 2.69e.

I think the real fix is therefore to change the Autoconf build system
so that instead of 2.69.301-14265 it would produce 2.69b.67-14265.
Then m4_version_prereq would know that this was between 2.69b and 2.69c.

Most probably either 'git-version-gen' or some use of 'git describe'
can achieve this.


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