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Re: problems building emacs with libgpm & gnutls on an old Debian system
Re: problems building emacs with libgpm & gnutls on an old Debian system (Jessie)
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:01:17 +0200
>>>>> On Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:17:57 +0100, Eric S Fraga <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
Eric> On Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:49, Robert Pluim wrote:
>> Or the system one is failing, in which case you can try the gnulib one
>> by unsetting HAVE_GETRANDOM in src/config.h
Eric> This worked! Thank you. I am not sure why the system one is failing
Eric> but it does seem to be the case. In any case, I now have a working
Eric> Emacs built from src with gnus, org, twittering, etc.
Glad it worked. Which millenium was this sytem from again? ;-)
Eric> It would be nice to have the option to control the use of getrandom
Eric> the configure script to avoid having to change the generated config
Eric> files afterwards.
Emacs uses gnulib for this kind of stuff, and since itʼs all low-level
system calls, there are no configure level switches for turning it
off. Itʼs not like itʼs TLS support or an image library, which are optional.