I checked, and it seems there is no real way to somehow 
enforce minimal versions of autotools.  I'd like to be able to fail on 
using automake < 1.5

Now, I did a lot of similar stuff for gstreamer's stage, and I 
would like to move some of those ideas to as well.

I was wondering what other people think of this, and how they would prefer 
that this works ?

To give an examples, we could do something like

a) have set AUTOMAKE_VERSION=1.5
   and would loop over a set of possible automakes
   (AUTOMAKES="automake-1.7 automake-1.6 automake-1.5 automake)
   which it would check for.
  This last list could be overruled by as well if necessary.

b) add options to like --with-automake to specify an alternate
   This would potentially clash with gnome's autogen behaviour which 
   passes all arguments to straight to configure.

Thoughts/suggestions ?



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