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Re: pkg/39090: pkg_admin from pkg_install-renovation fails to run with 'fetch-pkg-vulnerabilities'
The following reply was made to PR pkg/39090; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost>
To: Stuart Shelton <srcshelton%gmail.com@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, joerg%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: pkg/39090: pkg_admin from pkg_install-renovation fails to run
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:51:41 +0200
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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