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Re: amaya for fedora 8?

From: Regis Boudin <regis@boudin.name>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 11:14:58 -0000 (GMT)
Message-ID: <37552.195.224.154.166.1199877298.squirrel@mail.imalip.net>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

On Wed, January 9, 2008 10:50, Irene Vatton wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 January 2008 11:26, Regis Boudin wrote:
>> > It seems to me that the author of query.c (and
>> > related files) got somehow really confused in dealing with
>> > C symbols inside of C++ files and the result is mess -- it seems
>> > to me that the particular symbols are generated twice inline and
>> > the system one in libwwwapp is never used anyway. After all this
>> > struggle I have created this brutal patch which made Amaya to
>> > compile:
>>
>> Though I agree that query.c looks messy, I'm not sure the problem is
>> related to the C/C++ confusion.
>>
>> I hadn't noticed that Amaya embedded more copies of files from libwww...
>> But they aren't compiled anyway, so I have no idea how your patch fixed
>> the issue :/
>
> As I understand the work done by Josť and the libwww philosophy, libwww
> provides default functions and AHTxx files overwrite some of libwww
> functions with a more specific code.

Well, that makes sense. Actually I messed up my comment, the file is built
and used.

>> > But I am afraid that means that the internal libwww is used after
>> > all, right?
>
> No, you may use the system library, but you need to provide .h files.

And make sure the binary is not linked against the built-in version, which
requires patching of the build system anyway.

Regis
Received on Wednesday, 9 January 2008 11:15:06 UTC

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