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Re: adding getdelim(3) and getline(3) to libc

    Date:        Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:26:56 +0100
    From:        Roy Marples <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | I also think it would be a good idea to bump the version number to 5.99.16 
  | when getdelim/getline is committed, so that pkgsrc can depend on a specific 
  | NetBSD version for any fallout that will occur.

That's both silly and ineffective, the kernel version (5.99.16) and the
libc version are not directly related - that someone is running a 5.99.16
kernel certainly does not mean they're running a libc of similar vintage.
(The libc can't be newer than the kernel, but it can certainly be lots older.)

I have one system that's still running 2005 vintage userland (3.99.8 or 
something) but runs much newer kernels than that.

Using kernel version numbers as a pkgsrc test (other than perhaps where
stuff like support for particular ioctl's is being considered, and the
issue is how they work, rather than whether they exist) is just broken.


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