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Re: svn commit: r21462 - trunk

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2006-09-12 22:02:48 CEST

On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 08:58:41PM +0100, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 12:31:31PM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> > > Don't include zlib in the deps tarball (though keep it in the zipfile).
> > >
> > > The Unix build is only able to use a preinstalled copy of zlib, so
> > > shipping the zlib source only suffices to confuse. (Also, it's highly
> > > likely that a user on a Unix platform already has a version of zlib
> > > installed, in which case the source is unnecessary).
> >
> > That's not true: I added --with-zlib in r20693. (I ran into one of those
> > platforms that didn't have zlib and needed this functionality.)
> >
> I did notice the --with-zlib support, but it doesn't yet support in-tree
> compilation, and I wasn't aware that you were planning to add it (as
> we've just discussed on IRC).

I'll probably add it before 1.5 ships.

As an aside, I don't think we should be changing the deps file for the 1.4
series now that 1.4.0 is out. The next time we update is for 1.5...

> Reverted in r21464. I'm still not sure that it makes a lot of sense to
> ship by default, but at least it won't be _completely_ pointless.


For those folks who don't have zlib installed and fetched the deps tarball, I
want them to have an easy path to getting zlib installed. But, yah, doing a
subdir-like configure would be good. It's probably a thing I can whip out at
the summit next month.

Thanks! -- justin

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