[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 2/2] configure.ac: drop support for ancient expat versions

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 09:42:56 UTC 2017

On 3 August 2017 at 03:23, Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote:
> On 03/08/17 03:39 AM, Emil Velikov wrote:
>> From: Emil Velikov <emil.velikov at collabora.com>
>> Expat versions prior to 2.1.0 lack the .pc file, so we need to do extra
>> gymnastics to detect it.
>> Version 2.1.0 was released back in Mar 2012 and all major distributions
>> use it.
>> Cc: Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net>
>> Signed-off-by: Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com>
>> ---
>> Well... almost. Even Debian oldoldstable ships 2.1.0, although their
>> packaging seems busted - I cannot see the .pc file shipped anywhere.
> How did you determine that? According to
> https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=wheezy&mode=exactfilename&searchon=contents&keywords=expat.pc
> it's been there since wheezy (which is oldoldstable at this point) at least.
Hmm... why was I looking at the lib64expat1-dev package. Search by
filename would have been the smarter move.

>> Michel, considering you have more Debian experience than me, can you
>> please forward the issue to the respective people.
> FWIW, the way to raise something like this would be to file a bug report
> or contact the package maintainer(s) directly.
The "Hey I'm not using Debian, but I have some suggestions" is a bit odd.
Esp. in silly cases such as this, as I botched my search.

Thanks for the correction and suggestions!

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