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Re: [bug-inetutils] compiling inetutils on AIX 51

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] compiling inetutils on AIX 51
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:39:30 +0300

Hi Thomas,

> On AIX, using xlC, a cast is not an lvalue. I'm not sure, but I
> always thought that standard ANSI behaviour.

I don't have the standard at hand, but I guess you're right. This has
to be fixed.

> 2) in telnetd/telnetd.h, you use the macro P for parameter lists.

Moreover, some headers use P(), others use __P(). The use of the
declaration wrappers has to be standartized throughout the

> 3) we don't seem to have error.h on AIX, so as a quick workaround I
> put a static fake error (..) function into xmalloc.c.

Yes, this has recently been fixed in the repository.

> 4) AIX has setenv(), but not unsetenv ().
> That way, I can use the setenv() function from the C-Runtime and the
> unsetenv function from libinetutils/setenv.c.

Well, the AIX setenv might use another approach than the included
one, then unsetenv could either malfunction or coredump. I
believe in such case it is safer to provide *both* setenv and
unsetenv, overriding the one from the libc.

Thank you for the suggestions.


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