bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #27318, Modernize autoconf input


bug #27318: Modernize autoconf input

Submitted by:  Max Kalashnikov <maxkalashnikov>
Submitted on:  Wed 26 Aug 2009 04:39:27 AM UTC  
Votes:  50  
Category: Build/InstallSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: Cur Dev Sources
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: 4.1.0
Work Required: None

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Sat 29 Aug 2009 01:56:05 AM UTC, comment #1:

(I wish I could edit old comments.. I do actually know where the accent in "née" goes, but hobby work tends to happen when I'm not at my most alert.)

Max Kalashnikov <maxkalashnikov>
Wed 26 Aug 2009 04:39:27 AM UTC, original submission:

I believe this patch brings our autoconf.ac (neé autoconf.in) up to date somewhat.

Although I'm only still dipping my toe into Mac OS X 10.5 and am still mostly on 10.4, I wanted to make sure that screen was something that wouldn't break for me upon a transition. I therefore added some extra logic to deal with the fact that, though it has the utmp interface, it is not forward-compatible with utmpx, whereas the latter is backward compatible.

I also included some changes from the FreeBSD ports patches, to get it to work under an ancient version (4.9) I still run.

I removed some logic for extremely old corner cases, which likely don't exist any more, such as BBN Butterfly. It may make sense to trim even more.

I have, additionally, tested it under a modern Ubuntu (9.04) and an ancient RedHat (7.2) Linux.

Other platforms aren't as readily available to me at the moment, so I would appreciate others' testing and input.

Max Kalashnikov <maxkalashnikov>


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file #18643:  screen-autoconf.diff added by maxkalashnikov (108kB - application/octet-stream)


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