Re: Midnight Commander not compiles on Debian Squeeze

Hello Egmont,

First of all - thanks for your efforts in MC development.

On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:56:40 +0200
Egmont Koblinger <egmont gmail com> wrote:

This was introduced by a recent patch created by me that fixes a
segfault (a critical bug in 4.8.14). libc6's version is irrelevant,
glib matters here. I think so far mc required a glib that's not older
than about 7 years if I remember correctly. This change makes it
require glib-2.26 which is 5 years old.

I'm personally absolutely okay with this requirement and wouldn't want
to replace with a more complex, more hackish solution to support old
systems. It's reasonable to expect that you can't update apps after a
while wihtout updating the core system, and 5 years is a very long
time in computer science.

The configure checks should, of course, be updated to explicitly fail
on glib version checking. I forgot to do this, and I'm asking
mainstream developers to do it for me.

Glib version check should be introduced in this case. My opinion - if
configure completes without error, then compilation should go without
error too. Otherwise it is a FTBFS bug.

WBR, Andrey Tataranovich

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