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

On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 02:13:10AM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:

> Yes, but that seems like a bit of an inelegant solution, since it is
> possible for a package to want any automake, not necessarily automake1.4.
> It is possible to write Makefile.am's that are portable across all the
> current versions. It would be nice if packages which depend on automake
> could depend on the right version (eg. automake1.4 or automake1.5) if it
> really does depend on a specific version.

Even if someone could do this, it would probably not be useful for
Debian, since the maintainer would want to ensure that the package was built
consistently everywhere, with the same version of automake.

 - mdz

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