[pacman-dev] libarchive version check
shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed May 14 10:17:51 EDT 2008
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 2:14 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would suggest someone grab the last libarchive 1.X release and the
> first libarchive 2.X release and compare the header files. See if
> there is an new function introduced in 2.X that we can use instead to
> verfiy you are using a new enough version.
> Of course, while you have that original 2.X package, you might want to
> verify it actually compiles against it.
> The only other option looks to be diving into AC_LANG_PROGRAM and
> writing a test that actually has a valid type declaration?
So I guess that is yet another advantage of pkgconfig which allows to
do stuff like this :
PKG_CHECK_MODULES([MYSTUFF], [gtk+-2.0 >= 1.3.5 libxml = 1.8.4])
Though even if we made a pkgconfig file for libarchive and it was
accepted, it would only be available in the new version and not in all
But maybe that is not a problem, people should probably just use the
latest release of libarchive.
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