Jeroen Demeyer on Wed, 03 Sep 2008 22:41:30 +0200

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Re: Cross compiling PARI/what about autoconf?

Bill Allombert wrote:
Using autoconf would not address any issue at all, because autoconf is
essentially a languqge to build configure script, and know nothing
about compiling, buidling libraries, etc.

Yes, but you can autoconf together with automake (which is what I had in mind).

and would create lot of issue
for people that build from SVN (they would need the same version of

That's absolutely not true. That's like saying that people need the same version of GCC or GMP. They will surely need a sufficiently recent version, but there is no need to use exactly the same version. If you don't want to assume that people have autoconf, you can even put the configure script in SVN.