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Re: Automake 2.50 migration strategy, as implemented

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, May 26, 2001 at 04:09:04PM -0400, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > 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.

Ugh.  I hope that this doesn't become permanent.  I'll do it
anyway, I guess.
"The road to hell is paved with convenient shortcuts."
--Peter da Silva

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