Upgrade to Python 3 and newer Autoconf version
Recently I tried to build Pale Moon 29 on Gentoo.
However, the build process fails early because the Pale Moon build scripts (mach) still use Python 2.7 and an old Autoconf syntax.
In particular, Python 2.7 has been deprecated for more than a year.
On the other hand, the issue I'm having with Autoconf is the
--localdir flag, which is not recognised on newer versions.
The latest version of Autoconf is 2.71 for Gentoo, and 2.69 for Debian, meanwhile I've seen mach is still set to Autoconf 2.13.
TL;DR Is it possible to switch to Python 3 and use a newer version of Autoconf (one that does not support the
--localdir flag), and/or provide a way to choose between Python 2/3 and old/new Autoconf syntax?
Below is a screenshot of Autoconf 2.71 under Gentoo.
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