|From:||David Kaspar [Dee'Kej]|
|Subject:||Re: [bug-gawk] Optional packages - what should be enabled by default?|
|Date:||Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:15:17 +0200|
I've had a lot of grief on and off with libsigsegv. It's disabled by default
because of that history. Feel free to enable it for Fedora if you want;
I don't think it brings a lot of added value, but I don't object.
> * libiconv - I guess enabling this package does not make sense anymore,
> because Fedora tries very hard for its translations to be correct, and
> files be either in ASCII or UTF-8. (This package is not present at Fedora
> anymore, AFAIK.)
I suspect gettext adds this to configure.ac.
> * libintl - should be part of gettext library in Fedora, and we use gettext
> during package build.
> * --with-whiny-user-strftime - I guess that enabling this does not make
> sense on Fedora either, since the build is passing normally without it
> (IMHO, Fedora is not a deficient system :)).
Correct. Don't use it. I should probably remove that from master.
> I think for Fedora, the most interesting optional packages are:
> * --with-gnu-ld [default=no] - since Fedora uses the linker from GNU
> binutils collection, I guess this should be enabled (I'm not sure if this
> is detected during ./configure run)
Yet another auto-generated feature, I think direct from Autoconf. I would
think that it would be noticed automatically.
> * --with-readline - with this one, I'm really have no clue. Seeing the
> library description, I can't decide if it would be useful anyhow to Fedora
It's useful since the gawk debugger will use readline if it's available.
Please make libreadline and its headers a prerequisite for gawk; then
configure should find it automatically.
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