[Libvir] netcat "-U" option

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Nov 23 14:13:16 UTC 2007

Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 01:50:47PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> Debian ship a completely different version of netcat from Fedora.  Not 
>> just a different version, but it appears to be a different codebase.
>> Debian's netcat doesn't support the (very useful) -U option, so this 
>> code fails in src/remote_internal.c:
>>         cmd_argv[j++] = strdup (command);
>> //.....
>>         cmd_argv[j++] = strdup (server);
>>         cmd_argv[j++] = strdup (netcat ? netcat : "nc");
>>         cmd_argv[j++] = strdup ("-U");
>>         cmd_argv[j++] = strdup (sockname ? sockname : 
>>         cmd_argv[j++] = 0;
>> As a result of this remote-over-ssh fails on Debian.  I'm not completely 
>> sure how to solve this at the moment.  If anyone has any ideas ...
>   Hum even if we find a workaround it will require something like
> a test in configure. Can we open a bugzilla about this, as I'm afraid
> it may take a bit to resolve correctly,

Yes, sure.  I should have done that actually, but days of wrestling with 
Windows has left me with a rather short temper :-)



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