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Re: Proposal for fixing automake (was Re: State of automake packages)

* Junichi Uekawa (dancer@netfort.gr.jp) wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Jun 2002 14:15:59 -0400
> Eric Dorland <eric@debian.org> wrote:
> > > Hmm.. it's not an alternative if it is not compatible.
> > > It's like bison and yacc, gpc and gcc.
> > 
> > Well to some degree they are compatible. I think a better analogy
> > would be the various vi clones. They all sort of do the same things,
> > but they are not necessarily compatible.
> I had an impression that newer version of automake required 
> newer version of autoconf, which was nowhere near compatible.

Alright, the newer versions of automake are not completely backwards
compatible. But the automake alternative would be more of a
convenience, like x-terminal-emulator or x-window-manager. 

Eric Dorland <dorland@lords.com>
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