[kaffe] Re:_[kaffe]_Upgrading_autotools_requirements_to_a_more_recent_version

Timothy Stack stack at cs.utah.edu
Mon Feb 3 08:52:02 PST 2003

Dalibor wrote:
> I don't like the idea to force people to have the
> latest newest  auto* tools just to be able to compile
> kaffe (hacking the build system is a different
> matter). It kind of beats the cross compatibility idea
> of running ./configure; make; make check. It turns it
> into autoreconf; slap forehead; get, build & install
> latest auto* tools for the platform; run make check on
> the latest auto* tools for the platform and take a
> long walk outside; autoreconf; ./configure; make; make
> check; make install.

FYI, the latest auto* tools seem to be a bit smarter about this and will
regenerate Makefile's and Makefile.in's when the Makefile.am changes.  
However, it only does this if you specify --enable-maintainer-mode (took
awhile before i figured this out...)

> cheers,
> dalibor topic


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