On 2018-04-14 17:10:21 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> writes:
> > On April 14, 2018 1:56:08 PM PDT, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> >> The project policy is to use exactly the GNU distribution of autoconf.
> > Fwiw, I see one copyright year related diff with unmodified upstream 
> > autoconf.
> Really?  Where did you get autoconf from?  My archived copy of
> autoconf-2.69.tar.gz, fetched 2013-11-15, has internal file
> dates of (mostly) 2012-04-24.  That matches the file dates at
> https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/
> so I've not actually pulled down fresh bits to compare, but ...

The v2.69 git tag.  So I guess that's set somewhere in the tarball
building. Hrmpf.

The half unmaintainedness of autoconf (no release in five years counts
as that imo), sure makes it look like a good idea to move on to cmake or
such at some point...


Andres Freund

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