[icedtea-web] RFC: Use AC_LANG_SOURCE macros

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Mon Mar 31 13:46:37 UTC 2014

On 03/31/2014 03:34 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
> Hi Jiri,
> * Jiri Vanek <jvanek at redhat.com> [2014-03-31 08:48]:
>> On 03/28/2014 06:49 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
>>> The attached patch fixes the warning by wrapping the code in an
>>> AC_LANG_SOURCE macro.
>> If you check  , you will see that I'm aware of it :)
> Whoops, I must have missed that.

Forgot to add the url:

>> I was afraid to fix it for 1.5 because I was not able to find, when
>> ac_lang_source appeared in autotools. I was afraid to break some
>> older systems where ITW can appear.
> That's certainly a good reason.
> It's a little incorrect, though. The configure.ac to configure
> conversion is done by the maintainer (you) on your local machine on
> release. The icedtea-web release tarball will contain a generated
> configure script. This configure script is sufficient for use by
> everyone building icedtea-web from the release tarball. There should be
> no need for anyone to process configure.ac locally. Even if
> AC_LANG_SOURCE was a new thing, it wouldn't matter.

Even better:)

..but - arm and ppc folk seems to be requiring autoreconf.  to be added back to ITW spec file ;(

=> it will affect. Or not?


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