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

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 15:54:53 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 5:22 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>> 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.

I've been trying to find an autoconf that works with all my projects,
so when I wrote, that I may have been using 1.63. Anyway, I've updated
the comment to say 1.61.

Benjamin Peterson
"There's nothing quite as beautiful as an oboe... except a chicken
stuck in a vacuum cleaner."

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list