[Libguestfs] [PATCH 0/2] build: Replace ./nbdkit with a C program.

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Nov 13 22:51:28 UTC 2018

This patch series solves the FreeBSD shebang problem in a completely
different way, and a few other things besides.  I propose that we
replace ./nbdkit with a C program.  The C program is a straightforward
translation of the shell script.

Some advantages of this approach are:

  - We can parse options in exactly the same way as the real program.

  - Use the more accurate ‘is_short_name’ test for unadorned
    plugin/filter names on the command line.

  - Fixes the FreeBSD problem with shebangs caused because FreeBSD
    refuses the use a shell script as a shebang path.

  - No longer need to maintain that troublesome shell script.

I have verified that this does indeed fix the FreeBSD shebang problem
(but didn't test on Haiku).  It also passes 'make check' and
'make check-valgrind' on Linux.


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