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Re: devel/libuuid/ is not used

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020, at 11:44, wrote:
> I think libuuid is a bad fit for a
> util-linux libuuid offers similar functionality but doesn't follow the
> same structs/function definitions used by other implementations.
> Note that they all say "compatible with DCE 1.1 RPC specification" but
> util-linux doesn't say this and uses different function signatures.
> Sometimes packages support both, but there's no guarantee that they are
> interchangeable.
> I suspect the same is also true for dragonflybsd uuid_* functions.

It seems you're right. Although dragonfly's /usr/include/uuid.h happen to work with python (and a couple of other packages) it might differ from linux libuuid.

I would still keep devel/libuuid/ because at least it makes sense on Linux.

Aleksej Lebedev

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