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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh-1.3-RC1: restoring build functionality lost since

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh-1.3-RC1: restoring build functionality lost since nmh-1.0.4
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 18:59:10 +0100

Russell Ruby wrote:
>There were a few build and run glitches needing fixing,  but nmh-1.3-RC1
>has now been chewing through mail just fine for the last few days.
>I have submitted a couple of patches in the project "bugs" section so
>far, but forgot to reference nmh-1.3-RC1 in the title of the second
>submission.  That one restores the ability to build outside the
>"top src" directory, along with restoring the automatic substitutions
>for missing library functions.

Thanks for those patches -- I've now applied them (more or less)
and they should be in the next RC (which I might do this evening,
unless anybody suddenly leaps up with new stuff to put in it).

>I have more build and runtime patches for SunOS - but currently
>they are all SunOS4.1.4 specific hacks as in:
>#if defined(sun) && !defined(__svr4__) && !defined(__SVR4)
>   ...
>  ...
>Seems like making these general enough for submission would require
>adding new specific tests to configure.in along with macro definitions.

Yes, that would be the way to go -- new macros ought to be feature-based,
not platform-based. (Or, as with the realloc issue you mention, the code
should just be written for the lowest common denominator).

-- PMM

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