The script is dead, long live autoconf!

Thomas Stüfe thomas.stuefe at
Mon Feb 5 16:30:16 UTC 2018

Hi Magnus,

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 9:21 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie <
magnus.ihse.bursie at> wrote:

> <snip> With the new solution, the exact version of autoconf does not
> matter. <snip>

It seems to matter. I now get:

Using autoconf at /usr/bin/autoconf [autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.63]
stdin:33: error: Autoconf version 2.69 or higher is required
stdin:33: the top level
autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 63

Do we actually need this strict check for the autoconf version? Is there a
way to disable the check and retry with my old version?

I would dislike for this to be a frequent error now - unfortunately, we
have some build environments where getting the latest GNU tools is more
work than just running an installer.

Thanks, Thomas

> The build documentation has been updated to reflect this change.
> /Magnus

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