Allow using a system-installed giflib

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Thu Apr 11 10:24:48 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> On 09/04/2013 23:11, Omair Majid wrote:
> > :
> > I would like to avoid this in the future; any tips on how to run the old
> > build? I couldn't get it to work last I tried (the error messages were
> > redirecting me to the new build).
> I see Brad's reply but I think what you are looking for is actually:
> make NEWBUILD=false
> It's not clear how long the old build will remain on life support.
> Hopefully the last few people that are still using the old build will
> migrate soon so that we don't have to continue to keep it working.

This is news to me.  I tried our usual IcedTea build with 8, and it just told
me I had to use the new one.  So we converted.

The work we've done on system libraries for 8 we did for 6 & 7 a long time ago
with the old build system, so we could add it to 8.  But is there really any point?

> -Alan

Andrew :)

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