Automake and Autoconf compatability issue.
rzigweid at securesoftware.com
Fri Sep 5 04:25:09 PDT 2003
On Sep 4, 2003, at 6:53 PM, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 02:00:19PM -0400, Robert M.Zigweid wrote:
>> Why is this cross-platform set of tools, being made less compatable
>> than the origainal package?
> Because this wonderful cross-platform set of tools need to be munged
> so that you can have multiple versions installed simultaneously
> (different ports need different versions).
This is an incorrect statement. The packages come with scripts that
call the appropriate binary (the actual automake script etc). The
actual binary is called (for example) automake-1.7, leaving plenty of
room for having multiple versions of the tool. Granted, this may be a
hack to support their wonderful lack of support for backwards
compatability. The mangling in FreeBSD ports seems to me to be a worse
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