Re: [PATCH] configure: drop check for default xapian backend

Subject: Re: [PATCH] configure: drop check for default xapian backend

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:05:37 -0300

To: Đoàn Trần Công Danh


From: David Bremner

Đoàn Trần Công Danh <> writes:

> On 2020-07-28 08:17:49-0300, David Bremner <> wrote:
>> Đoàn Trần Công Danh <> writes:
>> > Starting from xapian 1.3.5, xapian switched default backend to glass.
>> >
>> > From 00cdfe10 (build: drop support for xapian versions less than 1.4,
>> > 2020-04-22), we only support xapian 1.4.0+. Effectively, we don't need
>> > to check for default xapian backend anymore.
>> >
>> > Let's drop it.
>> This is not wrong, but I wonder if we will need to put it all back in a
>> slightly modified form when Xapian 1.6 releases with a new default
>> backend.  I guess we can start by reverting this patch if that happens?
> I have a quick skim over current codebase,
> if I have not missed anything,
> this check is only applicable for testing.
> I think a future-proof move would be moving
> this check to a runtime check in "make test".
> What do you think?

I sent a couple of patches removing all use from the test suite, so you
could respin your series with just the configure modifications. Or feel
free to incorporate my patches into your series, whatever is most
convenient. It's quite possible there are shell script related
improvements for my patches, so you might want to wait a couple of days.

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