autoconf update

Anonymous swell.k at
Thu Sep 16 22:39:11 UTC 2010

Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at> writes:

> On 16/09/2010 19:17, Dmitry Marakasov wrote:
>> * Dominic Fandrey (kamikaze at wrote:
>>> Just out of curiosity, why a version bump because of a build
>>> dependency?
>>> I don't think an autoconf update should have an effect on any
>>> /running/ software but build systems. And I don't see how rebuilding
>>> all the software improves it.
>>> This is not a criticism - I just think there is something I don't
>>> understand and that worries me.

My guess is to uncover *early* build failures that exp-run didn't catch.
Example is the breakage of databases/postgresql84-server + WITH_ICU.

>> I second the question. Revision bump seem absolutely unnecessary.
> There was the sweeping commit reason in another thread.

> But I don't really think it would have been a sweeping commit if
> it weren't for the version bump.

Did you forget that autoconf262 was removed?

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