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Re: gethostby* users



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Richi Plana wrote:
> Would it make sense to address these individual packages and convert all
> gethostby*(3) function calls to getaddrinfo(3)?

That's the idea.


> One approach I can think of is to go ahead and make these patches, apply
> them to Fedora packages and submit them upstream to their corresponding
> maintainers. If it gets applied upstream, the package maintainers can
> rebase and drop the patch. If upstream says "no", then the patches can
> be dropped and the software reverted.

There is no reason to drop them.  Using the gethostby* functions is
simply wrong.  Just like any other bug fix the patch should be carried
until upstream takes it in one form or another.


> I'm just worrying about the different platforms these software are
> expected to run on. According to gethostbyname(3), the function conforms
> to POSIX as well as 4.3BSD so certain platforms might not have support
> for getaddrinfo(). What's the proper way of addressing these?
> Preprocessor directives?

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