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[Bug-wget] Re: Steven Schweda's VMS patch in mainline

From: Steven M. Schweda
Subject: [Bug-wget] Re: Steven Schweda's VMS patch in mainline
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:07:21 -0500 (CDT)

From: Micah Cowan <address@hidden>

> What more GNU environment do you need now, that you didn't before?

   For a starter, "flex".  (A fresher version of which solved those
"warning: implicit function declaration:" complaints about css.c, by the

> Development sources have always required automake/autoconf setups,
> that's not new. I guess you wrote the patch against the released 1.11
> sources, so you may not have had to deal with that then, but...

   But everything's awful, and getting worse.  I've grown to expect

> Neither autoconf nor automake will be required to build published
> sources, of course... I've been playing with the thought of automated
> distro-packaging for dev sources, so people can try out the development
> sources without having to install the extra GNU stuff... of course,
> actually developing on the sources will still require them, if one has
> to modify the build environment itself...

   That'd be better for me, of course.  I woke up my IA64 system with
some Debian thing on one of its disks, and that was less painful.

   Automatic detection of OpenSSL might be nice, too.  I don't know how
difficult that might be.

> If libiconv.so requires libgcc_s.so.1, it should probably have been
> added to the "LIBICONV" substitution variable. Maybe you can peek at the
> config.log to see why it apparently wasn't detected as necessary.

   I'll see if I can track it down when I get bored (unless the weather
turns warm again).  (Although, a powerful argument could be made for the
proposition that any project which relies on a VMS guy for Solaris
support might be considered somewhere between defective and deficient.)


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