Bug#825975: Invitation to sysvinit maintenance

Jesse Smith jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca
Wed Nov 21 16:47:46 GMT 2018

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 checked this and asprintf() is a valid function in not only GNU's C
Library, but it is also present in musl C and FreeBSD's libc. I don't
think there are any distributions/platforms we support that do not
include asprintf().

If someone knows of a platform where SysV init currently runs that
doesn't have asprintf(), please let me know. Otherwise I'll keep the
function as-is.

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