Subject: Re: pkgsrc on hurd and some patches...
To: pancake <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/20/2003 18:00:42
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 01:05:06 +0200
pancake <> wrote:

> It tries to use malloc/free functions (for example xgethostname instead of gethostname, asprintf instead snprintf)...

They may be better, but are not present on all systems.

> We think that could be better do this changes in the official pkgsrc code.

bootstrap-pkgsrc, you mean?  If so, it should rely on configure checks where
appropiate to keep compatibility with systems not having these special


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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