new autotools

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Tue Apr 2 10:54:47 CEST 2013

On 2013-03-29 00:50:45 -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday 28 March 2013 19:52:14 Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > FYI, not everyone uses a package manager. Tarballs should be designed
> > to work on their own.
> i didn't say otherwise. these packages will automatically get
> updated as the developers update their build tools and make new
> releases.

No, they don't. The autotools files are provided with the GMP tarball,
and it's up to the GMP developers to update them.

> but putting out a new release purely for updating these two files is
> asinine.

I've not suggesting a new release specifically for that. But the
change could have been done for GMP 5.1.0.

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