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* Wed Mar 15 2017
- Also BuildRequire m4 for autoconf-el: it was wrongly assumed that
  the two spec files would be in sync (but pre_checkin only syncs
  the Version: and .changes file).
* Thu Feb 09 2017
- Explicitly buildrequire m4: there is a plan to remove it from the
  implicit buildroot configuration (just like autoconf itself is
  no longer part of a long time already).
* Tue Sep 01 2015
- Add autoconf-perl-5.17-fixes.patch: autoscan: port to perl 5.17.
* Fri Mar 13 2015
- Cleanup spec file with spec-cleaner
- Add gpg signature
- Correct info file dependencies
* Wed Mar 20 2013
- Added url as source.
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* Tue Nov 27 2012
- Repackage with bzip2 so that the package can be built for older
* Fri Apr 27 2012
- Fix .changes file.
* Thu Apr 26 2012
- Update to 2.69:
  * Noteworthy changes in release 2.69 (2012-04-24) [stable]
  * * Autoconf now requires perl 5.6 or better (but generated
    configure scripts continue to run without perl).
  * Noteworthy changes in release 2.68b (2012-03-01) [beta] Released
    by Eric Blake, based on git versions 2.68.*.
  * * Autoconf-generated configure scripts now unconditionally
    re-execute themselves with $CONFIG_SHELL, if that's set in the
  * * The texinfo documentation no longer specifies "front-cover" or
    "back-cover" texts, so that it may now be included in Debian's
    "main" section.
  * * Support for the Go programming language has been added.  The new
    macro AC_LANG_GO sets variables GOC and GOFLAGS.
  * * AS_LITERAL_IF again treats '=' as a literal.  Regression
    introduced in 2.66.
  * * The macro AS_EXECUTABLE_P, present since 2.50, is now
  * * Macros
  - AC_PROG_LN_S and AS_LN_S now fall back on 'cp -pR' (not 'cp -p')
    if 'ln -s' does not work.  This works better for symlinks to
  - New and updated macros for Fortran support:
    AC_FC_CHECK_BOUNDS to enable array bounds checking
    AC_F77_IMPLICIT_NONE and AC_FC_IMPLICIT_NONE to disable implicit integer
    AC_FC_MODULE_EXTENSION to compute the Fortran 90 module name extension
    AC_FC_MODULE_FLAG for the Fortran 90 module search path flag
    AC_FC_MODULE_OUTPUT_FLAG for the Fortran 90 module output directory flag
    AC_FC_PP_SRCEXT for preprocessed Fortran source files extensions
    AC_FC_PP_DEFINE for the Fortran preprocessor define flag
* Sun Dec 18 2011
- correct license and style (prepare_spec)
- minor build fixes, avoid deprecated macros to be more portable
* Sat Sep 17 2011
- Remove redundant tags/sections from specfile
* Sat Sep 17 2011
- Remove redundant tags/sections from specfile
- Use %_smp_mflags for parallel build
* Mon Jan 31 2011
- Use 2.68 everywhere in specfile.
- Use %%configure macro in spec file.
* Mon Jan 31 2011
- Cosmetic changes to spec file
* Fri Dec 10 2010
- update to 2.68 to include the patch
  * * AC_MSG_ERROR (and AS_ERROR) can once again be followed immediately by
  `dnl'.  Regression introduced in 2.66.
  * * AC_INIT again allows URLs with '?' for its BUG-REPORT argument.
  Regression introduced in 2.66.
  * * AC_REPLACE_FUNCS again allows a non-literal argument, such as a shell
  variable that expands to a list of functions to check.  Regression
  introduced in 2.66.
  * * AT_BANNER() with empty argument will cause visual separation from previous
  test category.
  AC_RUN_IFELSE now warn if the first argument failed to use
  AC_LANG_SOURCE or AC_LANG_PROGRAM to generate the conftest file
  contents.  A new macro AC_LANG_DEFINES_PROVIDED exists if you have
  a compelling reason why you cannot use AC_LANG_SOURCE but must
  avoid the warning.
  * * Newly obsolete macros
  The following macros have been marked obsolete.  New programs
  should use the corresponding Gnulib modules.  Gnulib not only
  detects a larger set of portability problems with these functions,
  but also provides complete workarounds.
* Sun Sep 19 2010
- added patch autoconf-2.67-fix_dnl.patch to fix regression in
  AC_MSG_ERROR expansion (undefined macro: AS_MESSAGE_LOG_FDdnl)
* Wed Aug 18 2010
- Update to 2.67:
  * New macro AC_FC_LINE_LENGTH to accept long Fortran source code
  * AC_PREPROC_IFELSE now keeps the preprocessed output in the
    conftest.i file for inspection by the commands in the
    ACTION-IF-TRUE argument.
  * autoreconf passes warning flags to new enough versions of
  * Running an Autotest testsuite in parallel mode no longer triggers
    a race condition that could cause the testsuite run to end early,
    fixing a sporadic failure in autoconf's own testsuite.  Bug
    present since introduction of parallel tests in 2.63b.
  Major changes in Autoconf 2.66 (2010-07-02) [stable]
  * AC_FUNC_MMAP works in C++ mode again.  Regression introduced in
  * Use of m4_divert without a named diversion now issues a syntax
    warning, since it is seldom right to change diversions behind
    autoconf's back.
  * The macros AC_TYPE_INT8_T, AC_TYPE_INT16_T, AC_TYPE_INT32_T, and
    AC_TYPE_INT64_T work again.  Regression introduced in 2.65.
  * AC_PROG_INSTALL correctly uses `shtool' again.  Regression
    introduced in 2.64.
  * Autoconf should work on EBCDIC hosts.
  * AC_CHECK_DECL and AC_CHECK_DECLS accept optional function
    argument types for overloaded C++ functions.
  * AS_SET_CATFILE accepts nonliterals in its variable name argument
  * Autotest testsuites accept an option --recheck to rerun tests
    that failed or passed unexpectedly during the last non-debug
    testsuite run.
  * AC_ARG_ENABLE and AC_ARG_WITH now also accept `+' signs in
    `--enable-*' and `--with-*' arguments, converting them to
    underscores for the variable names.
  * In configure scripts, loading CONFIG_SITE no longer searches
    PATH, and problems in loading the configuration site files are
  * Autotest testsuites may optionally provide colored test results.
  * The previously undocumented Autotest macros AT_ARG_OPTION and
    AT_ARG_OPTION_ARG have seen bug fixes and are documented now.
    AT_ARG_OPTION has been changed in that the negative of a long
    option --OPTION is now --no-OPTION rather than --noOPTION.
  * The macro AS_LITERAL_IF is slightly more conservative; text
    containing shell quotes are no longer treated as literals.
    Furthermore, a new macro, AS_LITERAL_WORD_IF, adds an additional
    level of checking that no whitespace occurs in literals.
  * The macros AS_TR_SH and AS_TR_CPP no longer expand their results.
  * The following macros are now documented:
  * New macro AC_FC_FIXEDFORM to accept fixed-form Fortran.
* Mon Jun 28 2010
- use %_smp_mflags
* Mon May 31 2010
- add empty install section
* Fri May 28 2010
- split out test suite that takes 95% of the build time
* Wed Feb 17 2010
- Update to 2.65
  * * Autoconf is now licensed under the GPLv3+.
  * * The manual is now shipped under the terms of the GNU FDL 1.3.
  * * config.status now provides a --config option to produce the configuration.
  * * Autoconf now requires GNU M4 1.4.6 or later. GNU M4 1.4.13 or
    later is recommended.
  * * Autotest testsuites accept an option --jobs[=N] for parallel testing.
    This feature is still in testing, and may not work on every
    platform, help in improving it would be appreciated.