gethostby* users

Richi Plana myfedora at
Sat Oct 13 05:51:48 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 21:59 -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:

> 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.

Well, you know that mantra: upstream, upstream, upstream.

> > 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?
> autoconf

Sorry. Been meaning to get around to reading autoconf. Could someone
give a summary?

Richi Plana

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