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Subject: Rename reconf to
Renaming the reconf script to align more closely with autotools

There are certain conventions users expect when working with a project
that uses autotools. Deviating from those conventions adds confusion and
complexity to a project. krb5 deviates from those conventions in several
ways. In an effort to try to simplify the krb5 build, I am moving and
renaming the src/util/reconf script to src/bootstrap. The bootstrap name
was chosen since the Autotools documentation says it is the preferred
name. For more information on this please see:
Subject: git commit

Remove util/reconf

The bulk of the util/reconf script is to detect old versions of
autoconf and possibly work around bugs in them. Require
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autoconf>=2.63, and remove the util/reconf script. Adjust
documentation and other scripts accordingly.

Also remove Makefile rules that remove autom4te.cache. Such rules
were supposedly necessary when mixing of different versions of
autoconf was common; this seems to be less of an issue now.
Author: Tom Yu <>
Commit: 84e41e7299c4da367e2e45f6267cb7cc634d84be
Branch: master
doc/build/doing_build.rst | 57 ++++++++++--------------
src/aclocal.m4 | 2 +-
src/config/ | 7 +---
src/include/ | 2 -
src/util/mkrel | 4 +-
src/util/reconf | 106 ---------------------------------------------
6 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 151 deletions(-)