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Re: Build failure on Debian unstable

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Build failure on Debian unstable
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 11:55:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.990 (gnu/linux)

Sven Joachim <address@hidden> writes:

> Please have a look at http://bugs.debian.org/423462, it says that
> Emacs currently fails to build:
> I verified that this does indeed happen.  While it is an incompatible
> change that the Debian maintainers did not give LINUX_VERSION_CODE a
> version, I tend to agree Steve Langasek that it is very unreliable to
> check LINUX_VERSION_CODE to determine the version of the Linux kernel,
> since the kernel version is not really related to what
> /usr/include/linux/version.h states about it (and it's entirely
> possible to build Emacs with a new kernel but run it under an older
> one).

>From reading the bug report, it seems that many software packages,
including the Sendmail and Postfix mail transport agents, do the same
thing.  So this should not be urgent enough to block the Emacs 22.1

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