Re: Autoconf/Automake not as bad it used properly
> The configure script runs for a while,
> then exits with an error which basically
> translates to "You have an autoconf
> version which is three weeks old; please
> This is a clear sign that the package
> maintainer used Automake but failed to
> use "make distcheck" to create the
> package. Properly generated packages
> don't have this problem.
Oh? And that works every time even if the user unpacked the files using "tar -xmf yourWonderfulAutoPackage.tgz"?
Took me a long time to figure out that the auto* tools get totally confused in that case and tell me that I need to install the newest version of them, instead of also warning me that it could be because file mod times have changed. Ah, right, I forgot, I should have read all the documentation!