Problems with USE_AUTOMAKE_VER variable

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Apr 3 19:36:06 PST 2004

On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 10:02:47PM -0500, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 06:51:56PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > I keep telling you to revert to there something unclear
> > about that advice?
> Your advice is not clear to me because changes to this port other than r1.32 
> of devel/apr/Makefile were made, i.e. new patches were added without
> running them by me, ie. devel/apr/files/patch-buildconf
> Now, I see that krion made a patch to the Makefile for the devel/apr
> approved by portsmgr.
> Why am I listed as the MAINTAINER of this port if people
> are committing things to this port without informing me and breaking it?
> My e-mail address is valid.

From time to time infrastructural sweeps need to be made in order to
keep the ports collection maintainable and in good overall shape.
Since these are typically minor changes but can affect a lot of ports
it's often not practical to wait for approval for every maintainer,
because that blocks the change for weeks and we'd never get anything

Committers are expected to test all changes they make, so normally
this isn't a problem, except when the committer screws up and breaks
ports.  In this case they are expected to quickly undo their damage;
I'm not happy that Ade has not done so.  I expect him to test his
changes better in the future, and to submit patches for testing when
making changes that have a wide impact.  I'd also like him to help you
resolve this problem, since it's causing continued pain.

> I'm trying to cooperate here, but this is getting really annoying,
> and you are not being entirely helpful.
> Can you answer my original question?

The USE_AUTOCONF_VER and related knobs appear to not yet be functional
(in all cases?).  Revert the changes made in r1.33 of the makefile and
stick to the WANT_ version for now.


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