Re: libdb2 or Hurd issue?
On Fri, Dec 29, 2000 at 01:58:17AM -0500, Jason M. Felice wrote:
> Okay, I went digging through the source, and it seems that libdb2, like
> rpm, assumes some things about O_RDONLY/O_WRONLY/O_RDWR which are not
> true on the Hurd.
I think we fixed this a long time ago. Which versions do you use?
This is in the libc ChangeLog, and I know for sure that this was propagated
to db2 standalone library.
1999-06-07 Roland McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* db2/os/os_oflags.c (__db_oflags): Fix checking of O_ACCMODE bits to
be POSIX compliant. Prior definition was broken for Hurd.
Reported by Mark Kettenis <email@example.com>.
> So... should I fix the Hurd, or potentially lots of packages?
There are only a few packages which have broken assumptions about open
flags. We fixed a couple in the last years, so I don't suspect many further.
The package is wrong, so it should be fixed of course. POSIX defines what
you might assume.
> (Would this be a Hurd thing or a mach thing? I'm still unclear about
> some of the stuff is delegated...)
Everything that is POSIXish is a Hurd thing. Mach doesn't know what POSIX
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