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> >>>>> "Maciej" == Maciej Stachowiak <mstachow@MIT.EDU> writes:
> Maciej> This way, if you want to reproduce an old situation, you look
> Maciej> at HACKING and see which versions of the tools you should use,
> True, but how do you get hold of that old version of autoconf?
Same place you get hold of the old version of gcc and gmake, if you
feel you need that level of reproducability. This is actually not as
unfair a comparison as it may seem since the behavior of gcc and gmake
both affect the Makefile.in's generated by `make dist', and thus the
behavior of the version used affects what the user will see
In fact, some "configuration management" systems keep the toolchain
under revision control for similar reasons.
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