Subject: Re: lib/libc/net/rcmd.c: solaris compatibility
To: None <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/23/2000 00:04:07
On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 01:44:15AM +0900, wrote:
> 	I was asked about "solaris compatibility" (support platform without
> 	sa_len) for src/lib/libc/net/rcmd.c.  I'm happy to do that, but this
> 	would need function prototype change to visible functions, which
> 	usually means (1) backward compat function or (2) libc shlib major
> 	bump.
> 	The situation here is like this:
> 	- The functions are not globally declared (they are not static, but
> 	  function signatures are not in headers, name starts with underbars).
> 	- The functions are introduced very recently (maybe 1 month?)
> 	- They are not very standard
> 	What is the right way here?
> 	(0) don't change it
> 	(1) just commit it
> 	(2) supply backward compat function
> 	(3) libc shlib major bump

I don't think we should be adding support for other systems in our basesrc,
especially if it would be a pain to do so, which it is in this case.
If the pkgsrc NetBSD emulation environment for Solaris needs something
different, it should come with a patch of itself.

- Frank