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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: config/2372: If libcrypt is installed, it will be used even if compiling for libc5
Date Mon, 08 Jun 1998 05:50:00 GMT
The following reply was made to PR config/2372; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dean Gaudet <dgaudet@arctic.org>
To: Steve Baur <steve@calag.com>
Cc: apbugs@hyperreal.org
Subject: Re: config/2372: If libcrypt is installed, it will be used even if compiling for
libc5
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 1998 22:53:17 -0700 (PDT)

 On 8 Jun 1998, Steve Baur wrote:
 
 > + doing sanity check on compiler and options
 > ld: warning: libc.so.6, needed by /usr/lib/libcrypt.so, may conflict with libc.so.5
 > 
 > The Linux test for detecting -lcrypt is too aggressive.  I have all
 > compiler options set to values which worked for building against libc5
 > on a libc6 system (it worked in 1.2.6), except that -lcrypt gets
 > detected (it's there) even when I try to make a libc5 binary.
 
 Actually, no, I'd be more tempted to say that if your compiler can find a
 libcrypt which doesn't work with the settings you gave, then that's a
 problem with the settings you gave.  There's nothing we can do to work
 around broken compiler settings... 
 
 > Libc6 is not ready for prime time, I'd suggest forcing the installer
 > to put -lcrypt in one of the Configuration flags.
 
 I would have agreed with you three months ago.  But redhat's 2.0.7-13 has
 been just fine to me...
 
 We won't remove the libcrypt autodetection.  It's a FAQ for folks building
 1.2 on redhat, it wastes our time dealing with people who don't add
 -lcrypt.  This is a transitional period, yeah it hurts.  Six months from
 now we'd be flogging a dead horse by still requiring folks to add -lcrypt.
 
 Dean
 
 

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