Bug#370282: Worth mentioning that Gnome needs a fix for newer Autoconf?

Ralf Wildenhues Ralf.Wildenhues at gmx.de
Sun Jun 4 19:46:23 UTC 2006

* Ben Pfaff wrote on Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 08:36:17PM CEST:
> Loïc Minier reported in the Debian package's bug system that
> Gnome packages will break with the introduction of
> ${datarootdir}.  It looks to me like the real problem is really
> in the macro used by Gnome, and I've suggested that they fix it
> using what the Autoconf manual suggests in the Defining
> Directories node.
> However, I wonder whether it's worth mentioning breakage of
> important software like Gnome in Autoconf's NEWS (or elsewhere),
> and I told Loïc that I'd make that suggestion here.  Consider it
> made :-)

I wonder what's necessary to make the NEWS item explicit enough:
- it's the single biggest item in the NEWS entries since 2.59.
- it's one of the two items that I've explicitly hinted at as well
  in the 2.59c release notes.

I will mention it prominently again for 2.59d, and of course for 2.60.
Please tell me what else is necessary.  Please consider making this item
and the exit(3) one part of a NEWS.Debian, if NEWS isn't read enough.

I don't see how we can do more.

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