Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1313438
autoconf-archive RPM missing in RHEL 6
Last modified: 2017-08-01 16:47:45 EDT
Description of problem:
The autoconf-archive RPM package is missing from RHEL-6, although it seem to have been there (and even in EPEL for RHEL5). Package is present in EPEL for RHEL7 and recent Fedora versions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum makecache
2. yum search autoconf-archive
No RPM found.
RPM should be present.
autoconf-archive is a set of autoconf macros which are essential for software developers, e.g., AX_PTHREAD (why is this not in glibc-devel is another mystery). Without a macro like this it is impossible to autoconf any package that uses libptheard (i.e. most of the modern networked services or applications).
The RPM and SRPM lists do not show this RPM also:
The autoconf-archive is present for RHEL7 and recent fedora versions (at least 21-23) and it seemed to have been present for RHEL5 and 6 - e.g., see #1122747 .
autoconf-archive for EPEL 6 and 5 was orphaned and retired in late 2014:
If you want it for older EPEL than 7, you will need to find a maintainer for those branches, or become one yourself.
(In reply to David King from comment #1)
> autoconf-archive for EPEL 6 and 5 was orphaned and retired in late 2014:
> If you want it for older EPEL than 7, you will need to find a maintainer for
> those branches, or become one yourself.
Is there any equivalent of autoconf-archive in Redhat7?
I got missing to find some MACROS which autoconf-archive contains.
oh, may I ask why it's orphaned?
(In reply to Fan Du from comment #3)
> oh, may I ask why it's orphaned?
I believe nobody volunteered in EPEL to continue with packaging. I believe
actual maintainers would be OK if you offered a help here with packaging?
Seeing that EL6 is in production 3 phase (only critical security patches), I have mixed thoughts about reintroducing a package. That being said, the current Fedora SRPM does successfully build on EL6. Given the low update cycle, it might only be updated a few times before EL6 goes EOL.