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Re: Hurd's configure.in

Igor Khavkine <i_khavki@alcor.concordia.ca> writes:

> I just sent a message to bug-glibc, asked them what they will do
> about it. Also there is a huge discussion of the autoconf
> upgrade on the debian-devel list. The discussion mostly centers
> about how to deal with packages that break with the new autoconf,
> from the package maintainer's point of view. I suggest
> that we take the developer's point of view and elect to fix
> the problem upstream with updated aclocal.m4 and *.in files.

The discussion there is totally broken; Debian developers should not
be running autoconf at all in the normal case.  GNU packages come with
configure scripts, and those scripts Just Work, whether you have
whatever version of autoconf installed or none.  

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