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autoscan: suppress warning about AC_PROG_RANLIB if AC_PROG_LIBTOOL is pr

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: autoscan: suppress warning about AC_PROG_RANLIB if AC_PROG_LIBTOOL is present?
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 13:38:45 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

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In April 2008, Jack Bates <address@hidden> reported that
autoscan recommends adding AC_PROG_RANLIB to configure.ac, but
that libtoolize subsequently complains about AC_PROG_RANLIB as

The AC_PROG_RANLIB macro is not really obsolete from an Autoconf
point of view, as far as I know.  It is not, for example,
documented as obsolete.  It is just, as I understand it, that
libtool does not need it and performs an equivalent function, so
that it warns that it is not helpful to use AC_PROG_RANLIB

One possible solution would be for autoscan to notice
AC_PROG_LIBTOOL and then suppress a warning about AC_PROG_RANLIB.
Is that a good solution?  If so, then I will see what it takes to
implement it.

Jack's original bug report is here:
Ben Pfaff 

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