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Re: glibc 2.1 notes

	Thanks Oliver , I was kind of wondering about that.  But
I'm not the expert.  Unfortunatley, most of my stuff is written by
scientists, and is probably full of nasty problems.

	I guess looking for /etc/{uw}tmp is the correct thing.
I got the impression that UTMP might be a CPP macro used to 
access a file directly.

"Oliver Elphick" <olly@lfix.co.uk> writes:

> Joel Klecker wrote:
>   >At 13:30 -0700 1999-02-28, John Lapeyre wrote:
>   >>	How important is this? Should we search the source of
>   >>our packages ?  What kind of strings should I look for ? 'UTMP' ?
>   >
>   >It is quite important, if the program is to work correctly (for 
>   >example `who' which reads utmp directly shows no output, while `w' 
>   >which uses the appropriate libc functions shows users logged in).
>   >
>   >You want to look for the functions, utmpname, setutent, getutent, 
>   >pututline, etc. (i.e. the list in the message you replied to).
> I don't understand that; surely programs ought to be using those functions,
> so one that does is OK.  Shouldn't we be looking for /etc/{uw}tmp?
> -- 
> Oliver Elphick                                Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
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