Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter


Have I mentioned that I hate the whole aclocal/automake/autoconf toolchain with a deep and abiding passion?

I am trying to add a file to a 3rd-party library we use at Tintri. I successfully edited But the working and configure were generated with an older version of the auto-tools than what I have on my development machine. And, as is standard with the auto-tools, using the newer version doesn't work--- it generates a configure script with an error due to some missing macro--- and I can't be bothered to spend hours figuring out why.

So I instead copy/pasted all the relevant lines in with the new filename.

(Maybe I should have just added all the new code to an existing file.)
Tags: programming, rant, software
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