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Re: automake 1.5

On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 10:11:56AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> I suggest rather the system used for gcc 3.0, since there's no easy
> way to make a magic wrapper for automake like there is for
> autoconf. Things which need automake can then run automake-1.5
> explicitly. The question of whether to epoch or not is a purely
> aesthetic matter up to the maintainer, figuring out how to maintain
> forward compatibility is his responsibility anyway.
> (For those not familiar with the setup: gcc is an alternative which
> maps to either gcc-2.95 or gcc-3.0, which are included in the relevant
> packages. gcc-2.95 has a higher priority so is used unless it is not
> installed, or the local system admin has overridden it)

No, that's not true :)  The entire point of the gcc system is to not
let gcc be an alternative; instead we let it be determined on a
per-platform basis.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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