Bug#598044: ITP: autoconf-dickey -- automatic configure script builder (Thomas Dickey's version)
On 12249 March 1977, Sven Joachim wrote:
> * Package name : autoconf-dickey
> Version : 2.52-20100814
> Upstream Author : David MacKenzie
> Thomas Dickey
> * URL or Web page : http://invisible-island.net/autoconf/autoconf.html* License : GPLv2+
> Description : automatic configure script builder (Thomas Dickey's version)
> This hacked version of autoconf is required to bootstrap ncurses and
> some other packages maintained upstream by Thomas Dickey. It should
> not be used for other purposes.
> Yet another autoconf version, as if the four that we already have in the
> archive weren't enough. :-( But it is needed for ncurses if we ever
> need to patch configure.in, see #580190.
And its not possible to fixup the idiot who uses an own autoconf
Or if that doesn't work, replace the shit in his source by something that
works with all the lot we already have?
Stupid risks are what make life worth living.