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Re: Trying to compile

On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 02:43:24PM +0100, Frederico S. Muñoz wrote:
> Just for the record, is the correct way of dealing with the thousands of
> packages that have MAXPATHLEN (and PATHMAX et al.) issues

Did you count them? There are probably hundreds, but not many (in Debian,
perhaps about 200-300, a couple of dozen fixed already).

> is to change the
> code of every single one of them so that they can use the asprintf and
> alloca, etc?


> BTW, I am thinking of taking an example from epic that used MAXPATHLEN and
> post it here with my change to it... that way you could tell me if I'm doing
> things the Right Way (dunno if this is the correct mailing list, if it isn't
> please tell me, i.e. is it better to go to bug-hurd?).

Well, both are appropriate, but pick one.


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