Re: should automake1.6 "provide" automake?
* Junichi Uekawa (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jun 2002 23:24:59 -0400
> Eric Dorland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > One then that I could do that hasn't been suggested yet is making
> > > > another virtual package called "automaken" and have all the
> > > > automakes provide that. When a package needs an unversioned
> > > > dependency on automake then could just use that (similar to emacs'
> > > > "emacsen"). Is this a better solution?
> > >
> > > Apart from the unappealing aesthetics, this is not really different
> > > from my proposed solution. We could
> > >
> > > a) have automake1.6 provide automake
> > > Ramifications: a package that build-depends on automake, but really wants
> > > automake1.4 must be modified to use a versioned depend.
> I have an impression that automake1.6 is really non-compatible with automake1.5
> AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE format has changed between 1.5 and 1.6
If you mean the fact that AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE takes a new parameter, i
believe it's optional, so it does not break anything.
Eric Dorland <email@example.com>
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