Re: Automake 2.50 migration strategy, as implemented
Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.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