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Re: XEmacs 20.4 port broken by bsd.port.mk
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: XEmacs 20.4 port broken by bsd.port.mk
- From: Marc Espie <Marc_(_dot_)_Espie_(_at_)_liafa_(_dot_)_jussieu_(_dot_)_fr>
- Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 17:34:04 +0100
I'd like to add my two cents, since I'm responsible for that change.
I'm really sorry it broke a few ports, temporarily, but then you
can't really recompile all ports each time you add a new line to
Now, that we know about the problem, the few ports that have it will
get fixed pretty fast.
I'm still convinced this change is a good thing. autoconf gets upgraded
along the years, and this problem identifies a few packages that don't
care about new autoconf versions... in such blatant cases as software
distributed through the FSF, this is surprising.
>From a portability point of view, new autoconf versions are a good thing:
they identify many more variations of OSes, test correctly for many more
features, and generally are not needed in the common case, but do help the
poor bastard who has to live with the OS-from-hell that autoconf <=2.12
doesn't care about...
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