Description of Problem:
The depout-mf.patch (introduced in 1.5-2) uses the statement
I don't know exactly why, but this breaks some builds. Minimal example is
$ cat >configure.ac <'EOF'
autoreconf: `aclocal.m4' is created
configure:1988: error: possibly undefined macro: AS_DIRNAME
autoreconf: autoconf failed with exit status: 1
at /usr/bin/autoreconf line 356
Perhaps it's an autoconf issue, but because previous automake versions (without
this patch) worked fine, I am entering it here...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The patch was backed out in 1.5-4.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56624 ***