Bug#825975: Invitation to sysvinit maintenance

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Fri Nov 23 16:01:20 GMT 2018

[2018-11-21 12:47] Jesse Smith <jessefrgsmith at yahoo.ca>
> 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.

My apologies. Both musl and diet libc provide asprintf.

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