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

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Re: Steven Schweda's VMS patch in mainline
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:18:32 -0700
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Steven M. Schweda wrote:
> 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
> way.)

Ah, well, not sure if that one counts - Flex claims not to be GNU. But
it's GPL'd, and its documentation is in Texinfo, so... :)

I guess that's another thing that also won't be required of end users...
or at least it shouldn't be; I'd better check on that.

>> 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.

What do you mean by automatic detection? It's detected automatically at
configure-time... are we talking about a dlopen sort of thing?

>> 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.)

I won't argue that :)

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