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RE: [patch 1/28] top-level: Use automake-1.11.6
- From: Bernd Edlinger <bernd dot edlinger at hotmail dot de>
- To: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, Michael Haubenwallner <michael dot haubenwallner at ssi-schaefer dot com>
- Cc: Paolo Bonzini <bonzini at gnu dot org>, DJ Delorie <dj at redhat dot com>, Nathanael Nerode <neroden at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat dot com>, Ralf Wildenhues <ralf dot wildenhues at gmx dot de>, Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw at lug-owl dot de>, GCC Patches <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Janne Blomqvist <jb at gcc dot gnu dot org>, Kai Tietz <ktietz at redhat dot com>
- Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 11:59:03 +0200
- Subject: RE: [patch 1/28] top-level: Use automake-1.11.6
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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. Makefile.in generated from Makefile.am) - 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.