Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] rev 25232: /trunk/ /trunk/: configure.in
From: "Jaap Keuter" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 10:50:09 +0200 (CEST)
Hi,

I know that Debian depends on automake1.9 for its Wireshark build, so that
is oke.

The Debian automake1.10 package has a note saying: "Automake 1.10 fails to
work in a number of situations that Automake 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9
did, so has been renamed so that the previous version can continue to be
made available."
I don't know if and how this relates to building Wireshark, but sticking
with 1.9 may make life easier.

Thanx,
Jaap

> Gerald Combs wrote:
>
>> 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...)
>
> OS X 10.4.11 has automake 1.6.3; the Leopard I have at the office has
> automake 1.10.  I don't know what versions various Linux distributions
> or flavors of BSD have.
>
> If it's an issue, could we manually attempt to set AMTAR to a
> ustar-capable tar in the configure script?