Removal of

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at
Wed Jul 20 14:40:48 EDT 2005

On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 10:20:09AM -0400, David Hampton wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 16:04 +0200, Christian Stimming wrote:
> > No, that's not automake, instead it's the libtool package. I've recently 
> > upgraded to suse9.3 which has libtool-1.5.14 and I ran "libtoolize" from 
> > that package. Maybe I didn't notice that ./ does *not* run 
> > libtoolize.
> ISTR that change was made about the time I joined the dev team three
> plus years ago.
> >  In any case, then my removal of was wrong and 
> > should be reverted. Sorry for that.
> No big deal.  I've broken the build a number of times.
> > By the way, we also have the file "acinclude.m4" in CVS. In current 
> > automake/autoconf versions it is advised *against* that file, so at some 
> > point in the future we should consider removing that file altogether.
> Agreed.  At some point (g2?) we should require current version of all
> the autotools, and clean up the code to work properly with them.

I also agree.  I welcome Christian's effort to clean up the build
system *in the g2 branch*.  Breaking the build and then fixing it is
better than living with a quirky build system.  So, is anybody willing
to fix this the "right way"?  I'm willing to test.  :)


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