Bug 6080 - allow overriding automake version in autogen.sh
Summary: allow overriding automake version in autogen.sh
Alias: None
Product: cairomm
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Build (show other bugs)
Version: CVS HEAD
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Murray Cumming
QA Contact:
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-02 05:41 UTC by Danilo Piazzalunga
Modified: 2006-03-12 17:43 UTC (History)
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override the automake (et al.) version in autogen.sh (1.49 KB, patch)
2006-03-02 05:42 UTC, Danilo Piazzalunga
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Description Danilo Piazzalunga 2006-03-02 05:41:53 UTC
I made some modifications to autogen.sh, mostly to allow overriding the chosen
aclocal/automake version. Most of this is taken from cairo's autogen.sh
Comment 1 Danilo Piazzalunga 2006-03-02 05:42:59 UTC
Created attachment 4788 [details] [review]
override the automake (et al.) version in autogen.sh
Comment 2 Murray Cumming 2006-03-02 22:24:58 UTC
OK, but can you please say why this would be necessary or helpful.
Comment 3 Danilo Piazzalunga 2006-03-03 08:59:23 UTC
For example, to test the robustness of the build system when using different
autotools versions (which often tend to be incompatible in surprising ways).
Comment 4 Murray Cumming 2006-03-08 22:41:30 UTC
I'm not convinced that that's a useful thing to do, because it's only an issue
when building from cvs. Who's going to test it and who's going to fix the
problems that are found, and who are they doing it for?
Comment 5 Jonathon Jongsma 2006-03-09 01:27:37 UTC
Have you had a need for this Danilo?  Do you use autogen.sh when building .deb
packages?  I thought you just used ./configure from the tarball.  Or do you use
it for something else?  I personally haven't had a need for this, but I'm not
opposed to adding it.  I just want to understand the situations it would be used
in before we add it.
Comment 6 Danilo Piazzalunga 2006-03-10 22:12:54 UTC
It was mostly a nice thing to have. Feel free to close this report.
Comment 7 Jonathon Jongsma 2006-03-13 12:43:16 UTC
I don't really see any disadvantages to changing this, and abstracting out the
do_cmd functions does make the script a bit cleaner, so I've committed it.  I
don't think I'll ever use it, but if somebody does want to override the auto*
version, it's available.  

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