Dropping automake/autoconf support for 1.6.2

Johannes Huber johub1180 at gmx.at
Mon Apr 5 10:18:19 CEST 2010

Am Sunday 04 April 2010 17:59:50 schrieb Lukáš Lalinský:
> Hi everybody,
> I'm preparing a new bug-fix release and I'm having big problems
> building a tarball that works correctly with autotools. On my older
> machine I was at least able to build and install the package, but with
> autotools packages that come with the latest Ubuntu it fails to
> install (I can't install even older released versions of TagLib, they
> all fail). The problem is basically that libtool doesn't build
> taglib/.libs/libtag.so.1.X.Y. Versions:
>  - libtool 2.2.6
>  - automake 1.11
>  - autoconf 2.64
> Removing a build system is not something I'd like to do in a minor
> release, but I don't know what else to do. I could replace it with a
> proper automake build that doesn't use obsolete KDE scripts, but I
> don't see the point and that's even larger change than removing the
> old build system.
> Would somebody strong object to removing the build system? If yes,
> I'll need some help fixing it.

Hi Lukas,

I'm reading this list for about 6 months now. I'm trying to write an extension 
to taglib for extended support of tags especially for classical music 
(libtagext0 on sourceforge). Therefore i had to patch taglib for individual 
use and i have a "configure.ac" file built individually without "admin" 
folder and that stuff, that seems to work, although with autoconf 2.63 
(libtool 2.2.6, automake 1.10.1). I did not test it with later versions. This 
configure.ac was built by a run of autoscan over the library and was adapted 
afterwards. Perhaps it may work.

If you are interested, please give notice and i will place an attachment or 
send you a private mail.

Kind regards

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