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beta: autoconf 2.69

Unread postby hamei » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:34 am

Yo, been using this at least a year now, haven't had any disasters. If a couple more people would kick the tires and give 'er a vote it could move into /current ...
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Re: beta: autoconf 2.69

Unread postby jpstewart » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:56 pm

I hate to say it, but I've spotted two problems with autoconf 2.69.

First off, neko_autoconf-2.69 (from beta) and neko_autogen-2.68 (from current) both claim to contain the "autoconf 5" package. I don't think it's right that they both have the same package name and serial number. (It looks to me like the autogen one is just a mis-named tardist file; autogen is one of the scripts in the autoconf package.) That will very likely cause problems for anyone who has 2.68 installed and wants to update to 2.69.

The other problem is that the autom4te script in neko_autoconf-2.69 complains about not being able to find the m4sugar/foreach.m4 file. So I think there's (at least) one file missing from the tardist. (The m4sugar directory exists and contains other files.)

Unfortunately, that means I vote "no" for autoconf 2.69 in its current form.
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Re: beta: autoconf 2.69

Unread postby hamei » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:00 pm

jpstewart wrote:Unfortunately

Nah, that's what q/c is all about - finding problems. Doesn't do any good to have some eager-beaver dork :oops: chanting "this is kewl d00d ! ship it !"

Please keep it up, and thank you. Q/C is important. Once upon a time nekoware was the best.

I had no trouble installing it, however. So I'm not sure your first objection is a real problem. If autogen is just a script inside the autoconf package, it should not be a problem if it's identical ? If autoconf overwrites it, fine. If not, also fine, because it's already there ?
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Re: beta: autoconf 2.69

Unread postby canavan » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:45 pm

I'm uploading neko_autoconf-2.69_6.tardist to /incoming. It does include m4sugar/foreach.m4 (no Idea why that was missing, I seem to have neglected to rebuild the .tardist before uploading, my local .idb was already fixed), drops Struct.pm, which shouldn't have been in there in the first place, properly installs the info pages and tags the binaries as 0x620 (is that "correct"?), and bumps the version to 6.

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Re: beta: autoconf 2.69

Unread postby jpstewart » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:29 pm

I finally had a chance to (briefly) test the revised autoconf-2.69 package today. So far all is well. It doesn't exhibit the problems I saw with the previous one.

This one (serial number 6) gets my vote for moving to current.

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Re: beta: autoconf 2.69

Unread postby necron2600 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:35 am

Missing /incoming to beta package?

I d/led all of nekoware's beta in mid 2015.. in there was a tardist of autoconf and it suffers from the missing foreach.m4 .
Checking versions .. it shows as version 5. (autoconf 2.69)
Did I d/l the wrong beta file? Or was neko_autoconf-2.69_6.tardist not available?

Checking a nekoware mirror:
ftp://ftp.nekoware.de:21/beta/
shows neko_autoconf-2.69.tardist .. dated in 2014.
(side note: and i just noticed a dir under beta now /canavan with lots of goodies from 2017! .. nice.. thanks canavan!)

Where can I get the updated autoconf package?


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