Fwd: detect-autoconf.pl and Debian [PATCH]

Michael Pyne pynm0001 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 31 01:20:23 BST 2005

Hi all,

According to the below message, the automake shipped with Debian is 1.4 in the 
unversioned script, and so apparently detect-autoconf.pl will break there.  
detect-autoconf.pl uses the unversioned script if it exists to support 
variables like WANT_AUTOMAKE.

So I constructed a patch (attached) to reject unversioned scripts if they 
aren't of a minimum version.  I would appreciate it if someone could review 
(and if you have adequate karma, apply) the patch.

The alternative is to just prefer a versioned script instead.  It doesn't 
really bug me either way.

 - Michael Pyne

----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: detect-autoconf.pl
Date: Saturday 27 August 2005 11:36
From: Christoph Cullmann <cullmann (at) babylon2k.de>
To: michael.pyne (at) kdemail.net

as Debian and all based distros ship automake 1.4 aus "automake" binary
on default, even if you install higher versions in addition, your fallback to
the unversioned binary in that script should take in mind some lowest version
boundary, like rejecting this fallback if automake < 1.5.
The current stuff won't work on any debian with mixed automake install.

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