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Re: Post-stretch mass bug filing: build-depending on automake1.11

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 1:36 AM, Simon McVittie wrote:

> Most of the packages that I've glanced at so far seem to have moved
> from an ancient version (often automake1.4 or automake1.9) to 1.11.
> In the past, Automake had a tendency to break compatibility
> between minor releases, making it desirable to lock the build system
> to the specific version that upstream used. However, recent versions
> have been queueing up incompatible changes for 2.0 instead (as
> described in the Automake 1.14 release notes,
> <https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2013-06/msg00009.html>)
> so maybe many of these packages can track 1.x indefinitely?

Probably automake should have automake1 and automake2 binary packages
once they release 2.0?



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