The generated-configure.sh script is dead, long live autoconf!

Thomas Stüfe thomas.stuefe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 16:40:56 UTC 2018


On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 10:36 AM, dalibor topic <dalibor.topic at oracle.com>
wrote:

> On 06.02.2018 09:51, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
>
>> You are right, maybe adapting to autoconf 2.69 is the cleaner way to go
>> instead of trying to make the builds run with an older autoconf.
>>
> It most likely is.
>
> The older the autoconf is that one requires, the more problematic using
> the OS provided one becomes, as due to the murky past of autotools, OS
> vendors used to patch them quite extensively to try to work around the
> effects of incompatibilities in transitions between 2.13 and 2.50.
>
> The autoconf civil wars took many years to settle down. See
> https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2001/msg00177.html for an example
> of the accidental complexity that the whole thing triggered.
>

Reading through this is quite painful :) Yes, I am convinced now.

..Thomas


>
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
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