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Re: pkg/48566 (getpwnam() fix and ECDH for sendmail from upstream)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48566; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
Cc: Christos Zoulas <>,,,,
Subject: Re: pkg/48566 (getpwnam() fix and ECDH for sendmail from upstream)
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:29:28 -0700 (PDT)

 On Tue, 17 Jun 2014, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
 > Christos Zoulas <> wrote:
 >> If you are threaded and you use _res you'll break with NetBSD because we
 >> don't allow that.
 > Sendmail is not threaded, hence it is perfectly fine to use __res. I
 > must confess I do not understand why this change was done. The commit
 > message says:
 > - convert to use res_n* functions
 >  - allows for linking against threaded libraries
 > But I do not know what case we are talking about. I already link
 > sendmail with a SASL plugin that does not use threads, but pulls
 > -lpthread through other libraries, and it works fine, hence it is not
 > the problem we have here.
 IIRC, this broke my sendmail last time someone tried it. It is what
 finally got me to change to postfix.
 Hisashi T Fujinaka -
 BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte

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