autoconf/automake guru wanted [gnuplot-4.0 with patches]

Ade Lovett ade at
Mon May 3 12:47:09 PDT 2004

On May 01, 2004, at 07:45, Daniel Roethlisberger wrote:
> However, I think there might be a bug in the automake17 port which
> causes calls to `automake-1.7' to appear in generated Makefiles.

Yup.  Haven't tracked it down yet, but I'm in the midst of the 
infrastructural changes relating to autotools, rather than the ports 
themselves right now.  I have one relatively large-sweeping patch in 
ports/66037 waiting for a 4-exp run (then fixes, and another).

Next step after that is to kill off the "default" autoconf and 
automake, (without version suffix), moving all of them to version 
numbered setups (as has already been done with libtool), so that ports 
really do have to use the appropriate Makefile knobs, rather than 
relying on current behavior.

Then, of course, after that, though this can run in parallel after 
66037 is committed, is to migrate ports over to the latest and greatest 
(?!:) versions of libtool/autoconf/automake.  Whilst there are a whole 
slew of backwards incompatibilities, certainly migrating anything from 
automake17->18, and autoconf257->259 should be relatively 


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