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Re: configure requests automake 1.10a

From: Jan Engelhardt
Subject: Re: configure requests automake 1.10a
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 15:45:19 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 1.10 (LNX 962 2008-03-14)

On Wednesday 2008-12-24 15:26, Eric Blake wrote:
>According to Jan Engelhardt on 12/24/2008 7:24 AM:
>> Hi,
>> it always puzzled me - why do projects require automake "1.10a" when 
>> there is no such version on the GNU servers? Perhaps 1.10.1 was 
>> intended?
>Because they are essentially requiring you to use the unreleased latest
>version self-built from automake.git; it will eventually be renamed 1.11
>when it is finally released.  Yes, coreutils really does require
>unreleased automake, because the latest release (1.10.2) is lacking
>features used by coreutils.

It'd be cool if this explanation would make it into configure.ac.
That said, I do not seem to have any problems using 1.10.1.


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