Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-commits] master e282c19: autotools: Fix multiple
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:56:43 -0500

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 9:48 AM, João Valverde <[email protected]> wrote:

On 22-02-2016 14:28, Jeff Morriss wrote:

On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 2:45 AM, Wireshark code review
<[email protected]
<mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:

    e282c19 by João Valverde ([email protected]
    <mailto:[email protected]>):

         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.)

It's not losing support. It will build and run fine from a tarball or binary package.

True.  Though that breaks down if you need to add dissectors (as I used to have to do) and will break if Balint has his way and we stop shipping the results of "make dist".

(One could also argue that such users could use cmake--it appears the cmake version is new enough.)