[Mailman-Developers] Small contrib script - Autoconf

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jan 9 18:55:57 EST 2018

On 01/07/2018 12:28 PM, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> What's the proper way to run autoconf on configure.in in MM2 in order
> to _not_ generate runstatedir options and code in the configure script?
> I note that the distributed configure script in MM2 doesn't have them,
> but simply running autoconf on configure.in produces a configure script
> that does. This option is harmless enough, since MM apparently doesn't
> need or use it, but for simplicity I'd like to be able to generate a
> configure script without it.

In my case, my autoconf which didn't generate those options in 2014 when
I generated the current configure and which then was probably
debian/ubuntu version 2.69-7 is now debian/ubuntu version 2.69-9 and it
does generate them. See

The bottom line is this is something that newer autoconf does and if
your autoconf does it, I don't know a way to turn it off.

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