Proposed rework of autotools call structure from port Makefiles

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Fri Jun 17 01:16:24 GMT 2005

Ade Lovett wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently working on something of a rewrite to the way in which
> ports/ Makefiles will make use of the build-time autotools (libtool,
> autoconf, automake, and friends).
> The short document is available as:
> If y'all could look over this, particularly if you're a maintainer who
> makes heavy use of autotools (that means you, GNOME folks :), and
> provide feedback, I'd really appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> 	-aDe

Sweet! This change is overdue and quite welcome!

Is specifying the exact versions always necessary? Is it possible to 
examine a or something to determine the version of 
libtool/auto* needed, and then run that? That would also help with 
things like the recent libtool13->libtool15 sweep, if one could just 
define USE_AUTOTOOLS=autoconf and the build system could intuit the rest.

# Adam

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