Re: problem libc6(2.3.1-) + qmail
On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 11:39:00PM +0100, Juan Cespedes wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 02:53:14AM -0500, Phil Edwards wrote:
> > I'm seeing exactly the same problem, 2.3.1-6. Our qmail was working
> > earlier today, we upgraded, now it's broken. Reverting to -5 fixes it.
> > Fairly certain that it's related to "errno". I have two reasons for
> > thinking this:
> I had the same problem. Recompiling qmail changing all the occurrences
> of "extern int errno;" with "#include <errno.h>" fixes this.
Yes, I know. Since my email above, libc6 has been changed, I've verified
the fix, this bug has been closed...
> I have already filed a grave bug against qmail stating this (#174408).
...and I've sent such a patch to the qmail mailing list. Of course, they
probably won't accept it.
I would therefore like to posit that computing's central challenge, viz. "How
not to make a mess of it," has /not/ been met.
- Edsger Dijkstra, 1930-2002