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Re: Automake 2.50 migration strategy, as implemented

On Sat, May 26, 2001 at 04:09:04PM -0400, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> I am currently uploading the new version of autoconf and
> autoconf2.13.  These attempt to automatically select the desired
> version of Autoconf utilities at the time they are run.  In my
> simple tests, they work well.  We'll see how they do in practice,
> but I suspect that, except for possible minor bugs in the
> wrappers, they will work well there too.
> All that autobuilder maintainers, etc., should need to do, is to
> make sure that they install autoconf2.13 as well as the new
> autoconf.  This should not be challenging because the new
> autoconf Recommends: autoconf2.13 for now.  (I intend to demote
> the recommendation to a suggestion, then remove it, over the next
> year or so, as it gradually becomes less necessary.)

However, installing autoconf negates having a clean chroot for the
autobuilders. This means that packages with missing build-deps on
autoconf will succeed, even though they are technically broken.

I suggest making that recommends a depends for now.


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