Bug#825975: Invitation to sysvinit maintenance

Jesse Smith jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca
Wed Nov 21 15:00:16 GMT 2018

On 11/21/18 10:56 AM, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 10:30:24AM -0400, Jesse Smith wrote:
>> On 11/21/18 10:02 AM, Dmitry Bogatov wrote:
>>> [2018-11-19 18:14] Jesse Smith <jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca>
>>>> Thank you, Samuel. The patch looks good to me. I have added it upstream
>>>> and, assuming my testing goes smoothly, this fix will be in the 2.92
>>>> final release later this month.
>>> Could you please make it conditional? asprintf(3) is GNU extension, it
>>> would cause problems for non-glibc distributions.
>> I was wondering about that myself so I checked and asprintf() is
>> available on FreeBSD systems, which doesn't use glibc. Is there a
>> specific C library you know of which does not offer asprintf?
> Windows I think.  But if you want to be safe, you can grab the copypasta
> from https://github.com/kilobyte/termrec/blob/master/sys/asprintf.c -- I
> don't quite remember where I got it from originally.

Somehow I'm not worried about Windows market. Anyone know if musl C has
asprintf()? It's the only C library I can think of which might be
missing the feature on a platform we support.

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