[Cin] configure.ac update
randrianasulu at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 22:47:22 CET 2022
On Saturday, March 26, 2022, <mnieuw at zap.a2000.nl> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Mar 2022 21:55:16 +0300
> Andrew Randrianasulu <randrianasulu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday, March 26, 2022, mnieuw--- via Cin
> > <cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org> wrote:
> > > When building on Manjaro, it complained that configure.ac was out of
> > > date, and I should run autoupdate, which I did, and all was fine.
> > > I checked then that updated configure.ac on Mint 19.2 (oldest
> > > distro I have active) and it is fine there too.
> > to be honest I am not sure if updated configure.ac will work on
> > system with older autotools? it seems mostly cosmetic issue user can
> > fix manually, and it even works as-is (at least on termux, and it
> > tend to be rolling distro...)
> I think this was long overdue, those old macros were obsolete, see
> They wrote that by for autoconf 2 up from autoconf 1.xx these changes
> were introduced, and in 2003 autoconf 2.57 was released. So these
> new versions of the macros could be the recommended
> ones for over 20 years. That is even well before Cinelerra started
> using autotools. Adam's original (HV) version did not.
thanks for digging that deep into history! yes, if you can't build on new
system - then surely update really needed. I'll re-test on Slackware (i686)
as fast as those changes landed....
> Plus, it did not work on Manjaro without update.
> It works (updated) on Mint 19.2, I just saw I have a Mint 19.1
> 32 bit still on a VM. Will test.
> P.S. I tried to work with cmake to port the original linuxdeploy to
> aarch64. Way too complicated, maybe it has its points for automated
> building/testing (Travis CI).
> In contrast, the autotools were a relief, and I had not created a
> project with them before. I agree very much with the
> comment about it on Wikipedia:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Autotools, Responses to Criticism ,
> original at
> (January 2021, thus quite recent). I agree that the docs, while
> complete, are a reference, not learning material.
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