[Mailman-Developers] Small contrib script - Autoconf

Lindsay Haisley fmouse at fmp.com
Tue Jan 9 19:01:35 EST 2018

On Tue, 2018-01-09 at 15:55 -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> 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
> <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=759647>.
> 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.

I looked at the code and that's kinda what I figured. Thanks

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