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Re: [libvirt] Request to mailing list libvir-list rejected

On 03/12/2010 09:13 AM, Matthias Bolte wrote:
>> Matthias probably already hit it on the head - gnulib can guarantee that
>> uid_t is defined in spite of mingw not providing it, but I haven't
>> personally checked whether we are using this aspect of gnulib yet, and I
>> will defer to see Matthias' patches.
> Well, I looked at gnulib, but I can't find where or how it guarantees
> uid_t and gid_t. But just having uid_t and gid_t defines doesn't help
> that much if the related functions like chown are missing.

Gnulib also provides a replacement chown for mingw (yes, the replacement
always fails with ENOSYS, but at least it doesn't cause link failures).

> I ended up just adding typedef unsigned int uid_t.

You can get that for free by using the gnulib chown replacement, or by
using AC_REQUIRE([AC_TYPE_UID_T]) in configure.ac.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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