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Re: Outdated config.sub etc. breaking autobuilding



Hello Wichert, Developers,

On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > When a program only uses autoconf but not automake (many programs do this)
> > there's no better way to update these files than a "cp
> > /usr/share/automake/config.{guess,sub} . " .
> 
> There is a better way: use the copies from libtool since they are a lot
> more recent.

Or do the right thing, and update the crap in our automake package. Too bad
the GNU autotools people didn't do this thing in a more sane way...
Maintainers should be safe to "regen" (read copy) the files from
/usr/share/automake/ to their build tree so as to guarantee they'll have the
hppa and ia64 stuff, for example...

Either that or have a package that provides an up-to-date
/usr/share/automake/config.{guess,sub} and that libtool and automake depends
on.  I'd maintain such package if the automake and libtool maintainers don't
want the hassle.

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  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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