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Bug#46175: rpcgen manual page is incorrect

On Mon, Jul 05, 2004 at 07:58:49PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > The manual page for rpcgen says that rpcgen-generated servers background
> > themselves automatically on startup. With the example code (attached)
> > it does not. The same code does work as expected on Solaris 5.6 though.
> > 
> > Another annoying rpcgen feature is the way it expects server functions
> > to be named function_version_svc; on Solaris they're just
> > function_version (without _svc). So much for portability. I'm not
> > convinced this is a bug though so I won't file a proper report.
> Where can I see the example code?  BTW, this bug seems being old; is
> your point still existed in the latest glibc 2.3.2.ds1-13?

Hmm. 5 years later I'm having a bit of trouble digging up the example
code! And I don't remember anything about rpcgen.

I found my uni assignment from 1998 where I used rpcgen, but I don't
think it ever compiled on linux, only Solaris. Some of the function
prototypes for RPC-called routines seem to be different, so it doesn't

I still can't see any sign that the generated program would fork()
though. See the following blah_svc.c file resulting from the following
(rpcgen blah.x):

   {int PRINTMESSAGE(string) = 1;
   } = 1;
 } = 0x20003198;

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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