[gs-bugs] [Bug 691463] various errors and warnings building with DEC Tru64's CC

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Sat Jul 31 20:13:32 UTC 2010


--- Comment #15 from Ray Johnston <ray.johnston at artifex.com> 2010-07-31 20:13:30 UTC ---
autogen runs autoconf, then runs configure.

This is what I recall from discussions with Ralph.

Presumably, this is to make sure that the configure script is correct for a
particular platform (the autoconf shouldn't generate a bad configure script).

The 'configure' script distributed with ghostscript was primarily intended to
be a convenience for linux users where the configure script can be trusted
to run, but the intent was that if running './configure' doesn't work, you
may need to run autoconf to generate a configure for your system.

Just because linux users are used to getting a configure script they can
run without autoconf, does not mean that we will support the configure
script itself (we just distribute one that we generate using autoconf on one
of our systems). All changes intended to affect the configure script generation
should be made to configure.ac

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