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Re: [avr-libc-dev] reconf

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] reconf
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 21:55:01 +0100
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As Paul Schlie wrote:

> > Obtw., as they are all (somehow) incompatible to each other,
> > please note that the FreeBSD package system never installs a
> > binary named `autoconf' or `automake' itself, *any* of these have
> > their version numbers in the command name.  That's why I always
> > prefer a wrapper script.

> Because most packages are distributed pre-auto-configured...

Sorry, you lost me on this.  Somehow, I fail to correlate your
statement with my statement above in any manner resulting in a
correlation of more than 0.05.

What do the idiosyncracies of these auto* tools have in common with
the matter that packages come pre-autoconf'ed?  The point is, when I
*need* to run autoconf/make, I also need to know which version of
these tools the respective build infrastructure has been written for,
as the authors of these tools prefered to upgrade their tools in a way
that left backwards compatibility behind.  That's the reason why
FreeBSD always installs them with version numbers appended.

cheers, J"org               .-.-.   --... ...--   -.. .  DL8DTL

http://www.sax.de/~joerg/                        NIC: JW11-RIPE
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