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Re: Removal of libtool1.4

Warren Turkal <wt@midsouth.rr.com> writes:
> Russ Allbery wrote:

>> The internals have changed completely, so any configure script with
>> hooks deep into the insides of Autoconf (XEmacs is one of the best
>> examples) will fail miserably and porting to 2.5x will be extremely
>> difficult.

> If the configure script is using internals of autoconf, I would have to
> argue that it is a bug since autoconf docs specifically say that only
> what is documented it fair for use.

That's a perfectly reasonable position, but it doesn't make the packages
that did this go away, and some of them are fairly major packages.  You
can tell them that this is a bug in their package, but that probably
doesn't accomplish anything towards getting it changed.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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