new autotools

Mike Frysinger vapier at
Tue Apr 2 19:14:40 CEST 2013

On Tuesday 02 April 2013 04:54:47 Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> 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.

which is what i said

> > 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.

yes, but overall, it makes no real difference to the end result.  people 
targeting these systems have to be aware of & handle these issues themselves 
because they're going to try and build a large code base where there isn't a 
responsive upstream.  and very few (if any) upstreams are going to update 
their build system & regenerate a new tarball just for this.
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