Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] master e282c19: autotools: Fix multiple
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:28:35 -0500

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 2:45 AM, Wireshark code review <[email protected]> wrote:
e282c19 by João Valverde ([email protected]):

    autotools: Fix multiple repetitions of -L build flags

    Before:

      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'

    After:

      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.)