[RFC] Re: RFC: make IcedTea-web to be compatible with RHEL5 libraries

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Mon Jun 27 05:05:36 PDT 2011

On 06/16/2011 08:10 PM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
> On 05/18/2011 07:08 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> On 12:48 Wed 18 May , Pavel Tisnovsky wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've found that IcedTea-web can not be build on RHEL5 because this
>>> system has older glibc libraries (2.5-*) and some code in
>>> IcedTeaNPPlugin.cc depends on newer functions.
>>> I've tried to rewrite this class not to use these functions. Can anybody
>>> please look at these changes? They are stored in an attachments as patch
>>> file.
>>> Any comments are welcome!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Pavel
>> Looking at the changes, I think you mean glib not glibc.
>> I don't think this is the right way to fix this. If RHEL5 is missing these
>> glib functions, we should test for that in configure and use local definitions
>> of those functions, rather than using inferior functions on all platforms.
> As there was no reply to this issue, I have an idea to add configure otion --with-rhel5-buildable, which will include pavel's patch to icedtea-web and compile it on rhel 5 so he will be able to run it on his rhel 5 test machines. What do you think?
> Regards J.

So attached patch allows to make icedtea-web buildable on rhel machines from repository (from my point of view, the makefile part is useless), but it would be very useful to have at least the aptch in repository and so allow build from cvs on rhel 5 systems.

Regards J.
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