Subject: bin/4430: sup should allow supfile line continuation
To: None <>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/04/1997 22:50:36
>Number:         4430
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sup should allow supfile line continuation
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov  4 21:05:02 1997
>Originator:     Ty Sarna
	Endicor Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, Texas
>Release:        1.3_ALPHA (any, really)

System: NetBSD 1.2G-970901 NetBSD 1.2G-970901 (LOTHARON) #3: Sat Sep 13 17:44:24 CDT 1997 sun3

	Supfile lines pretty much have to be longer than 80 characters,
	but the syntax doesn't allow lines to be continues with a
	backslash. This seems kind of sadistic.
	Read README.sup. See the example lines are all split. Note
	that it says "but real supfiles can't have split lines!".
	Ask youself, "geez, well why not?"
	Looks like the read_line function from ypserv could just be
	ripped out and installed in the place of some fgets() calls.

	How best to do this in terms of code sharing is left as an
	excersize to the reader, so no patch.