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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: Wed, 07 May 2014 18:05:29 +0300

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,
>     address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 13:48:35 +0900
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>  > From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
>  >> Oh, the irony of it all! given that autoconf and friends are supposed
>  >> to do that figuring out, and do it *portably*.[1]
>  > 
>  > Actually, nothing special is needed beyond installing pkg-config
> No problem there, since I'm sure there are packaged pkg-configs.

How do you mean "packaged"?  They are just *.zip archives (not that it
isn't enough, IMO).

>  > and making sure its pkg.m4 file is in the directory where aclocal
>  > looks for such files.
> That's the kind of thing that shouldn't be necessary IMO.

It cannot be avoided on Windows, because one needs to have 2
Posix-like trees: one for MSYS and another one for native MinGW

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