Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 25232: /trunk/ /trunk/: configure.in
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 17:19:32 -0700
Guy Harris wrote:
> On May 5, 2008, at 10:06 AM, [email protected] wrote:
> 
>> http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/viewvc/viewvc.cgi?view=rev&revision=25232
>>
>> User: gerald
>> Date: 2008/05/05 10:06 AM
>>
>> Log:
>> Have autoconf generate "ustar" tar files by default.
> 
> The automake tar-ustar option requires automake 1.9 or later, so I  
> changed configure.in to check for that and updated autogen.sh to check  
> for 1.9.
> 
> Using the tar-ustar option means that the OS X buildbot is failing, as  
> it doesn't have automake 1.9 or later.  (It was failing with a  
> complaint that the tar-ustar option isn't supported; with my changes,  
> it's now failing with a complaint that automake 1.9 or later isn't  
> present.)

Is the automake 1.9 requirement going to affect a lot of people? I switched to
the "tar-ustar" format in order to allow the inclusion of packaging/macosx in
the distribution. An alternative to requiring automake 1.9 might be to shorten
the paths in packaging/macosx/Resources/themes/Clearlooks-Quicksilver-OSX/.
(Another alternative might be to ditch tar altogether an use zip files for the
distribution...)