[Python-Dev] autoconf version (Was: What does this mean?)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Nov 30 12:22:13 CET 2008

>> I should point out that it is 'M'odified in my sandbox, but I just ran
>> autoconf (v2.63) to recreate it from a modified configure.in.
> Happens for me too. I investigated a bit and found that autoconf inserts a
> literal \r, i.e. chr(13), into the generated configure, and that trips up
> svn. It occurs at the definition of "ac_cr".
> I've since always asked Benjamin regenerate configure, who seems to have
> a setup where ac_cr isn't inserted into the generated file.

For that very reason, we should continue to use autoconf 2.61. Not sure
why Benjamin put in the comment that 2.63 is being used. If you look at
the configure files that Benjamin has checked in, you'll notice that he
has been using 2.61.


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