[Bugs] #936 UNSP: hulahop autotools seems broken

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Fri Jun 5 06:00:36 EDT 2009

#936: hulahop autotools seems broken
    Reporter:  tomeu                      |          Owner:  marcopg                    
        Type:  defect                     |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  hulahop                    |        Version:  Unspecified                
    Severity:  Unspecified                |     Resolution:                             
    Keywords:                             |   Distribution:  Unspecified                
Status_field:  Unconfirmed                |  

Comment(by jonas):

 Replying to [ticket:936 tomeu]:

 >  * The option --disable-maintainer-mode is unsupported

 adding AM_MAINTAINER_MODE to configure.ac fixes this.

 More info here:

 That page also mentions why you might not want to use that macro, but read

 >  * libtool fails, seemingly treating compile flags as build options

 Updating autotools (using autorecond, relibtoolize or whatever) should fix

 I suspect that the problem is triggered when you use an older libtool
 (1.5.26) and
 a distro uses a newer one (currently 2.2.6a in Debian unstable) and
 is not possible to disable.

 In other words, I see this as a good example of why it makes sense to use
 AM_MAINTAINER_MODE: It helps fixate source for distributors.

 > As a related note, I noticed (because I now keep close track of *all*
 > licensing info. including autogenerated files) that the autotools files
 > shipped do not always progress: sometimes (I believe it was with
 > sugar-toolkit but might be another core library) a newer release ship
 > with older autotools files (e.g. not shipping the - funny in our context
 > - - m4/ltsugar.mk file).

 This is "fixed" by coordinating among developers to consistently use
 recent autotools
 when releasing tarballs.

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