FESCo Proposal for blocking older version of autoconf & automake

Christopher Aillon caillon at redhat.com
Fri May 9 20:49:37 UTC 2008

On 05/09/2008 01:10 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> If we really and truly want to get upstreams off of older versions of 
> autoconf/automake, we need to introduce it into our toolchain and have 
> every package that uses autotools invoke the current autoconf/automake 
> in the build.  This will bring errors to the surface so we can fix them 
> and submit the changes upstream.

Toshio, this thread is dead.

I already brought one application that doesn't build with current 
autotools to the surface: Firefox.  (Well, plus Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, 
etc).  Yet, as popular as Firefox is, I don't see anyone fixing it. 
I've been asking multiple times on this thread for people that care 
about this issue to fix it.  There have been no takers as of yet.

That should speak volumes about how important this really is.

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