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From Bojan Smojver <bo...@rexursive.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r794485 - /apr/apr/trunk/configure.in
Date Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:05:14 GMT
On Sun, 2009-07-19 at 21:52 +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> Not doing run-time detection means that everybody using Debian and
> derived distros (including Ubuntu) will get the castrated version
> where any and all features of new kernel versions are not used, so not
> doing runtime detection also has a penalty for users.

Just for the reference, Debian is not the only distro in the same
predicament. Fedora, for instance, will have the same problem [1].
Packages for it are built on RHEL5, which doesn't have the most recent
kernel, so all these functions will not be detected either.

However, there one could have an option to configure that forces new
functions (i.e. use AC_CHECK_FUNCS instead of the new elaborate tests),
because Fedora packages are targeted for a particular release. Not sure
if that is something Debian package do or not.
 
[1]:
http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2009-January/msg01661.html

-- 
Bojan


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