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Re: options and automake version

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: options and automake version
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:39:30 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)

* Jason Kraftcheck wrote on Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 05:25:10PM CEST:
> I would like to enable some of the options new to version 1.11 of automake
> (color-tests, silent-rules, & parallel-tests.)  However, many of the people
> I work with are still using version 1.10.  I had hoped that 1.10 would just
> ignore unrecognized options, as the options I wanted to add are not
> essential to the build process.  Unfortunately, automake fails when it
> encounters unrecognized options.  Is there some trick I could use to
> conditionally add the options if they are supported?

Unfortunately, we don't have a macro yet to ask automake whether some
version is supported; that is on the TODO list; see here for some

For features introduced with 1.11, you should be able to workaround like

  [AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([silent-rules parallel-tests color-test ...])],


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