Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark no longer builds on SuSE 11.3
From: Roland Knall <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:47:29 +0100
I was hoping to say, let's drop SuSE 11.3, as SuSE 11.4 has glib version 2.28, which includes the function. Also ReadHat 5 drops support by the end of next month. But SLES still supports it until 2019.

As for the convenience method, I would not provide a compatibility header, as this would require additional checks and defines. Just hardcode the functionality in this case, although it seems to be a burden. An utility function which masks the compatibility could also be a possible solution. In extcap I came across this issue quite some time, and most of the time I ended up hardcoding the functionality.

regards
Roland

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 1:28 PM, Peter Wu <[email protected]> wrote:
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 12:14:24PM +0000, Anders Broman wrote:
> Hi,
> Wireshark no longer builds on SuSE 11.3
>
> home/ericsson/ewireshark/trunk/filter_files.c:104: undefined reference to `g_list_free_full'
> /home/ericsson/ewireshark/trunk/filter_files.c:105: undefined reference to `g_list_free_full'
> /home/ericsson/ewireshark/trunk/filter_files.c:106: undefined reference to `g_list_free_full'
> /home/ericsson/ewireshark/trunk/filter_files.c:107: undefined reference to `g_list_free_full'
> ui/gtk/libgtkui.a(dfilter_expr_dlg.o): In function `value_list_sel_cb':
> /home/ericsson/ewireshark/trunk/ui/gtk/dfilter_expr_dlg.c:625: undefined reference to `g_list_free_full'

This function is very useful and open-coded many times, should we
provide a compatibility header for older GLib?
--
Kind regards,
Peter Wu
https://lekensteyn.nl
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