Re: [LTP] [ANNOUNCE] The Linux Test Project has been Released for OCTOBER 2009

From: Garrett Cooper
Date: Fri Nov 06 2009 - 17:03:35 EST

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Garrett Cooper <yanegomi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Andi Kleen <andi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Subrata Modak <subrata@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> ========================
>>> OCTOBER 2009 Highlights:
>> s/High/Low/
>>> ========================
>>>      1. LTP Makefiles rewrite:(Project started 1.2 years back)
>>>              I. To accommodate correct build/installation practices,
>>>             II. better integrate Autoconf/Automake with tests for safer
>>>                 builds,
>>>            III. better cross-compilation of LTP sources.
>> Just as a warning for everyone: that change broke building on most old
>> distributions and there seems to be no interest in fixing that.
>> Unless you're running the latest and greatest better stay with older LTP
>> versions.
> Andi,
>    Let's keep this discussion on track with the other thread that's
> open. We can probably come to an engineering solution that will allow
> your version of make (3.80) to function, but I think that a line needs
> to be drawn in the sand at that version because make 3.79 is too
> ancient (~7 years old) to work with.

Andi and Arjen did make a valid point in the other thread. If you
do not have access to make 3.81, please avoid this release. I will
work on filling in the gaps for 3.80 to function, but users with make
3.79 will need to upgrade to either 3.80 or 3.81.
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