On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 11:31:49AM -0400, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> FYI: patches to <email@example.com>, please. I'll take
> patches however they are sent however. *shrug*
> I can't tie builds of popt to gnulib, even for cross-compiles, there's
> way too many
> projects that depend on popt.
Gnulib is a source code library, not a "library" library, so in normal
usage Gnulib source files are included in the final tarball:
So there's no extra dependency.
As for whether you store the Gnulib files inside your version control
system, that is a slightly different issue, discussed here:
> What could be done is disable the usage of glob(3)
> if glob is not available through configure tests.
While I agree this is one way to do it, it does mean that Windows
users get one less feature. AIUI globbing is used to implement the
/etc/popt.d/* directory (?), hard-coded in the source unfortunately.
There's actually another portability issue which Gnulib can help with
in the future - namely, random/srandom missing. I hacked around this
in the patch I just sent, but Gnulib will solve it properly (and also
for other platforms, not just Windows, which lack these calls). I've
got a patch for Gnulib lined up to provide the random family of
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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Received on Sat Oct 25 17:42:28 2008