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Re: pkg/39090: pkg_admin from pkg_install-renovation fails to run with 'fetch-pkg-vulnerabilities'

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 03:39:14PM +0100, Stuart Shelton wrote:
> I seem to be getting a pkg_admin binary with the correct "--help"  
> output, but which won't accept the "fetch-pkg-vulnerabilities" option.  
> In what cases can this code-path be possible?  I think you mentioned some 
> reduced-functionality bootstrap mode where this would be left out?

usage() doesn't conditionalize that part as it would just increase

> I'm thinking that there must be some relatively simple explanation for  
> this behaviour - so if we can find out what's going wrong (perhaps a  
> hard-coded path or a test which unexpectedly fails on IRIX?) then it  
> shouldn't be too much hassle to fix...

Does your compiler have something like -save-temps?

> (Or even, could this be due to the fact that the IRIX linker doesn't  
> re-order objects passed on the command-line, so if audit.o is passed too 
> early then it could (possibly?) be omitted entirely?)

In that case it wouldn't link at all...


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