[Python-Dev] Updating to autoconf 2.5x
Thu, 4 Apr 2002 10:59:41 -0600
>>>>> "mal" == mal <M.-A.> writes:
mal> Skip Montanaro wrote:
Martin> If all regular editors of configure.in have autoconf 2.5x
Martin> available, or can install it, I'd propose to bump the AC_PREREQ
Martin> to 2.50.
>> I believe 2.50 had serious bugs and was superceded rather quickly by the
>> autoconf maintainers. I would vote to boost to 2.52 or above.
mal> Does the update buy us anything ?
Maybe not. When I was making daily builds of Gtk2 from CVS a few months
ago, I needed to install autoconf 2.52. The Gtk folks use features not
available in 2.13. Martin thinks there are some bug fixes. The biggest
difference I see is that when I make a change to configure.in, rerun
autoconf, then want to see what the resulting change to configure is, ediff
reports 1355 changes instead of a small handful. If we have everyone on
different versions of autoconf, configure script checkins are going to be
humongous. I doubt we'll fill up the CVS disk on SF, but it still seems
like we should move forward as a group when we do, particularly those folks
who edit configure.in most frequently.
I can't comment on glibc versions. I just go with the flow there...