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GNU Automake 1.11.1 released

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: GNU Automake 1.11.1 released
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 23:10:28 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

We're pleased to announce the release of Automake 1.11.1.

Automake is a tool for automatically generating `'s
suitable for use with Autoconf, compliant with the GNU Makefile
standards, and portable to various make implementations.

This is a pure bugfix release.  It contains fixes for the parallel-tests
testsuite driver, python support, some documentation and portability
improvements.  The most important change, however, is a security-related
issue: the `dist' and `distcheck' rules do not allow an untrusted user
to modify files that end up in the package tarball any more.  See the
separate security announcement for details.

A big thanks to all people who have been testing pre-release, reporting
bugs, contributing code, suggesting enhancements, and answering user
questions on the mailing lists!

You can find the new release here:

Soon it will also appear on the GNU mirrors which are listed here:

and you might also reach a mirror near you through:

Finally, here are the MD5 checksums:

    c2972c4d9b3e29c03d5f2af86249876f  automake-1.11.1.tar.bz2
    4ee7f0ff5f0e467d58b6bd5da96b1c74  automake-1.11.1.tar.gz

Please report bugs by mail to <address@hidden>.

Bugs fixed in 1.11.0a:

* Bugs introduced by 1.11:

  - The `parallel-tests' test driver works around a GNU make 3.80 bug with
    trailing white space in the test list (`TESTS = foo $(EMPTY)').

* Long standing bugs:

  - On Darwin 9, `pythondir' and `pyexecdir' pointed below `/Library/Python'
    even if the `--prefix' argument pointed outside of a system directory.
    AM_PATH_PYTHON has been fixed to ignore the value returned from python's
    `get_python_lib' function if it points outside the configured prefix,
    unless the `--prefix' argument was either `/usr' or below `/System'.

  - The testsuite does not try to change the mode of `' files from
    a Libtool installation (symlinked to test directories) any more.

  - AM_PROG_GCJ uses AC_CHECK_TOOLS to look for `gcj' now, so that prefixed
    tools are preferred in a cross-compile setup.

  - The distribution is tarred up with mode 755 now by the `dist*' targets.
    This fixes a race condition where untrusted users could modify files
    in the $(PACKAGE)-$(VERSION) distdir before packing if the toplevel
    build directory was world-searchable.  This is CVE-2009-4029.

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