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[bug-gnulib] Re: xmalloc should depend on xalloc-die

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [bug-gnulib] Re: xmalloc should depend on xalloc-die
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 12:32:21 +0200

Dave Love <address@hidden> wrote:
> gnulib-tool sucked in xmalloc from something else and that failed to
> build because xalloc-die was missing.  This fixed it:
> --- xalloc.~1.15.~    Sat Apr 16 22:19:07 2005
> +++ xalloc    Mon May  9 10:50:13 2005
> @@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
>  m4/xalloc.m4
>  Depends-on:
> +xalloc-die
>  configure.ac:
>  gl_XALLOC

Maybe we need a soft or overridable dependency.
The problem is that not every package that uses xmalloc
wants to die immediately upon failure.  That dependency
was removed so that such packages (e.g., libraries) could
provide their own version.

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