[libvirt] [PATCH 1/n] modernizing configure

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Jan 25 11:15:38 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 03:47:37PM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> I just built libvirt for the first time today, and noticed that
> configure fails on the first missing dependency, rather than trying
> harder to make it through and list all missing dependencies at the end.
> I ended up restarting configure multiple times.  In the process, I also
> noticed that configure is somewhat out of date.
> So, what is the oldest version of autoconf and automake that libvirt
> will insist on supporting?  For example, is it time to require automake
> 1.11.1 (the latest stable release) because of its security patch to
> avoid potential problems in 'make dist'?  Or is it too soon to expect
> all distros to have an automake that new pre-installed, and more effort
> be put into supporting automake 1.9.6 and autoconf 2.59 (those being the
> implicit minimum requirements due to the use of gnulib)?  Or somewhere
> in between?

RHEL5 is the minimum required platform, including full bootstrap from 
GIT source. This implies automake-1.9.6-2.1 and autoconf-2.59-12

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