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RE: [patch 1/28] top-level: Use automake-1.11.6


On Wed, 6 May 2015 15:55:57, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Wed, 6 May 2015, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
>> Am 2015-05-05 um 18:03 schrieb Michael Haubenwallner:
>>> Now that gcc-5 is out, what about an automake-1.11.6 update for gcc-6?
>> Patch for top-level files.
> I don't think this top-level patch is a good idea. These are *not*
> generated files, they're scripts imported verbatim from the relevant
> upstream repositories (not releases). Any change should simply be
> importing the latest upstream version. Updating the version of automake
> used should solely be able changing files that are generated, not copied,
> by automake (e.g. generated from - plus of course
> documenting the new automake version in install.texi.

Yes, you are probably right for config.guess and config.sub, these look rather current

But that is not the case for other tool scripts.  I think these should be in-sync
with the automake version that creates the configure scripts that make use of them.


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