[tex-live] Build of Oct 2, 22:45 source.development fails on Mac OS X

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Sun Oct 3 11:54:13 CEST 2004

Staszek Wawrykiewicz writes:
> On Sat, 2 Oct 2004, Gerben Wierda wrote:

>> I updated the source tree and ran a make clean, a removal of all  
>> config.caches, a configure and a make install. This breaks down because  
>> autoconf is being called and my autoconf on my build system is not new  
>> enough. I cannot install a newer autoconf on my system (it is a  
>> nightmare). Besides, normally, this should not be necessary.

> As I've already wrote, I have exactly the same problem
> on my Linux box. I cannot update my autoconf without breaking
> so many things... Any clue?

As a general rule, the various files used by autoconf and automake
should be oldest to newest in this order (often used alternate names
in parentheses):

    Makefile.am    configure.ac (configure.in)
    Makefile.in    config.h.in (config.hin)          configure

So far it seems I've been most successful at avoiding timestamp
problems by doing separate checkins for these generated files in the
order given above.  (That is, Makefile.am and configure.ac with the
main sources, Makefile.in, config.h.in, configure as generated files
in a second batch; if you don't use automake, Makefile.in goes into
the first batch, of course.)

Olaf Weber

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