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From Rainer Jung <rainer.j...@kippdata.de>
Subject Re: Backporting and forward porting on APR / APR-UTIL
Date Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:10:43 GMT
On 26.07.2010 15:47, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> On 7/26/2010 5:30 AM, Rainer Jung wrote:
>> I'm a bit undecided whether to port some changes between APR and
>> APR-UTIL branches:
>>
>> - r780882 (wrowe): fix vpath building for xml/expat (removing
>> "configure" target in Makefile.in)
>>    The change is in the 1.3.x branch, but neither in any older nor newer
>> branches.
>
> I think forward porting is fine, this wasn't much more than an mkdir, right?

You removed running autoconf to create configure:

@@ -52,8 +52,6 @@
  top_builddir = .


-AUTOCONF = autoconf
-
  INSTALL = @INSTALL@
  INSTALL_PROGRAM = @INSTALL_PROGRAM@
  INSTALL_DATA = @INSTALL_DATA@
@@ -98,9 +96,6 @@
                 $(SHELL) configure ; \
         fi

-configure: configure.in
-       $(AUTOCONF)
-
  config.h: config.h.in config.status
         CONFIG_FILES= CONFIG_HEADERS=$(CONFIG_HEADERS) \
         $(SHELL) ./config.status

>> - r979102 (rjung): Updating buildconf.sh and configure.in for in
>> xml/expat to allow building with libtool 2. Applied to 1.5, 1.4 and 1.3.
>> Should I backport to older branches, or do we want to stay very
>> conservatve here? I'd say backport, because otherwise we might run into
>> the same problem we had with the first tarball for 2.2.16 again, namely
>> that the machine of the RM is to modern, even when preparing e.g. an
>> httpd 2.0 release.
>
> 1.2 isn't shipping or supported.  For luddites, patching 0.9 branch is fine,
> though there isn't likely to be a release except for a security flaw fix.

OK

>> - r979109 (rjung): Updating config.guess and config.sub to allow for
>> better detection of modern platforms. Applied to APR 1.3, ..., trunk and
>> apr-util 1.3, ..., 1.5. I suggest applying to the old branches as well.
>
> Again, the only old branch is 0.9.

OK

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