Re: Bug#397939: Lintian: outdated-autotools-helper-file
Bas Wijnen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Autoconf is pretty stable,
This has not been the experience of many of us. I haven't had a lot of
trouble fixing things for newer releases of Autoconf, but I definitely
have seen issues. And the Autoconf 2.13 to 2.50 transition and all the
subsequent instability was not that long ago.
> so I suppose you're talking about automake. Because of its interface
> instability, you should never depend on "automake", but always on
> "automake1.10" (or whatever version you tested with).
windlord:~> apt-cache policy automake1.10
windlord:~> apt-cache policy automake
500 http://exodus.stanford.edu unstable/main Packages
*** 1:1.10.1-2 0
990 http://exodus.stanford.edu testing/main Packages
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>