[Nagiosplug-devel] Libtap included in distribution

Ton Voon ton.voon at altinity.com
Fri Aug 22 23:21:30 CEST 2008

On 22 Aug 2008, at 20:02, Jan Wagner wrote:
> As far there is no strong depency on the embedded code copies, I  
> think it's
> just fine. Just after writing my mail I did give latest svn snapshot  
> a try
> with removed libtap from source tree and I recognized, it compiles  
> fine. So
> in this case I have the option to avoid using the embedded libtap.
> Idealy there would be an option to use a external libtap via an  
> option as sean
> described, but as far as I understand you modified your shipped  
> libtap, so
> this wouldn't be an equivalent replacement for your version of libtap.

Just for the record: we haven't modified libtap beyond fixing compile  
problems on certain platforms; we include libtap for convenience; it  
is only required for tests; you can ignore libtap and other tests will  
still work.

>> also, as an aside, i don't think libtap is packaged in debian at  
>> the moment
> No it isn't, but as long as it's possible to avoid using the shipped  
> libtap,
> that would be fine.

We won't be linking to any external libtap, because this situation  
doesn't require it (there's bigger fish for us to fry!). However, you  
can provide an autoconf patch if you wish.

>> (i tried packaging it a year or two back and ran into some problem  
>> before
>> losing interest), though i do see gnulib packages.
> For gnulib the situation is a way different. You depending heavily  
> on (your
> shipped) gnulib and there is no way neither to avoid using the  
> shipped gnulib
> code nor using a external gnulib copy. Is there a possibility that you
> provide --path-gnulib= or something like that in the future?

I think that is a worthwhile patch.


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