Re: Autoconf 2.50
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> It seems like many packages break with autoconf-2.50,
> Out of all my packages which use autoconf,
> ecasound = ok
> beast = NO
> only 1 passed autoconf-2.50 unmodified.
I tried to rebuild beast and it failed with:
loading cache /dev/null within ltconfig
./ltconfig: .: /dev/null: not a regular file
ltconfig: you must specify a host type if you use `--no-verify'
Try `ltconfig --help' for more information.
configure: error: libtool configure failed
make: *** [configure-stamp] Error 1
This is clearly NOT the fault of autoconf but a libtool breakage. Updating
libtool before building the package using:
solves the problem and the package builds fine then.
> I would suggest reverting "autoconf" to be the compatibility
> version, and applications which work with autoconf-2.50
> can build-depend upon it, after being verified as such.
Please look at the error message before you blame autoconf-2.50 that has
at least in the case of beast no problems.
A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
-- Mahatma Ghandi