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Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Trunk r117046 fails on systems with older automake
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 09:10:46 +0300

> From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 04 May 2014 19:01:47 -0400
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > At some point, 1.11 was the requirement, and newer versions would
> > fail.
> I don't remember that ever happening. It would be an unusual state of
> affairs.

Yes, it was.  It's the reason why fencepost.gnu.org still has 1.11.
(I think the reason was some bug or issue with Autoconf, but my memory
is vague.  Perhaps Paul can shed more light on this.)

> > I don't have a luxury of doing jobs that are not strictly necessary,
> > and don't recommend that others use versions I don't use myself, or
> > upgrade when there's no real need.  Besides, which version to upgrade
> > to? it's not like you can promise to which version we will switch
> > next, can you?
> If I were you, I would have built "most recent stable version" at the
> time you built autotools

Fortunately, you are not me.  (And I don't build a new version of
anything unless there's a really good reason to do that.  I don't have
enough free time for that.)

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