Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/28/2000 10:39:43
On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Frank van der Linden wrote:

: > : > strlcpy/cat is in libc
: > :
: > : But the build system's libc might not. Don't know how big problem this
: > : might be for people.
: >
: > Was this change for a host (not installed) tool?
: >
: > If so, please back it out.  The host build environment needs to be as
: > generic as possible.
: So we can't use functions that are in libc, (and were there in our
: last major release) there? I fail to see the logic in this. Should
: we not use functions that haven't always been in libc then? Like
: snprintf? I see how this can be a problem in a generic Heimdal
: release, but it's very strange to not allow this in a NetBSD
: environment.


: > Was this change for a host (not installed) tool?

*Host* tools are not supposed to be NetBSD-specific.  (In fact, I'll be
making a Loonix chroot environment for cross-compiler toolchain work
specifically for finding the places where we assume the host system is

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