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Re: [Bug-zile] [PATCH] build: don't use -Werror in AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: [Bug-zile] [PATCH] build: don't use -Werror in AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 10:34:05 +0200

On 05/01/2013 06:47 AM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> On 30 April 2013 22:48, Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden>wrote:
>> Doing so prevents bootstrapping with bleeding-edge autotools,
>> because of harmless deprecation warnings (that are not planned
>> to become hard errors for at least a few years to come).  And
>> unfortunately, options in AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE take precedence over
>> those given on the command line (this is a long-time wart of
>> automake), so the -Werror setting cannot be easily overridden
>> from the command line :-(
> Thanks very much for the heads up, but what in this case would it take to
> fix the warnings?
Not if Zile wants to bootstrap with Autoamke <= 1.12 -- they are
deprecation warnings, deprecating stuff (ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS) that was
the only way to obtain some required effects in pre-1.13 Automake.
And my guess is that Zile *wants* to remain bootstrappable with
Automake 1.12.x...

The right thing to do in the longish term would be fixing Automake
to make it behave like all sane software (i.e., explicit command
line options win over those specified statically in configuration
and/or input files); but doing so *might* uncover a can of worm of
backward-compatibility issues, and I'd rather not deal with that
right now.


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