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Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] master e282c19: autotools: Fix multiple

From: Jeff Morriss <>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:28:35 -0500

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 2:45 AM, Wireshark code review <code-review-do-not-reply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
e282c19 by João Valverde (joao.valverde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx):

    autotools: Fix multiple repetitions of -L build flags


      WS_LDFLAGS=' -Wl,--as-needed -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib'


      WS_LDFLAGS=' -Wl,--as-needed -L/usr/local/lib'

    Bumps autoconf required version to 2.64.

FWIW this means Wireshark master (to become 2.2) will no longer work on RHEL/CentOS 6 (which has autoconf 2.63).  I don't seem to have an easy way to check SLES.

If 2.2 is really going to drop support for Gtk+ then it's a moot point (since the Qt interface won't compile on RHEL 6 either) but I wanted to point this out just in case.  (There are a lot of RHEL/CentOS 6 users out there and that will likely continue to be the case for a while.)

(I'm no longer in a position to be too worried about losing support for RHEL 6 but others may feel differently.)