Re: References made in chapter one....
On Wed, 14 Mar 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> While adding a normative statement reference in chapter one for
> specifications, I noticed the section on "related implementations" where
> mention is made of the following:
> * BSD BSD 4.4 Lite version 2 (no URL)
> We really should get a URL for this.... anyone know of a stable
> one off-hand. Also, these functions should probably get
> documented first when we start the LSB 1.1 effort, since I'm
> concerned about "code drift"; it's been a long time since BSD
> 4.4 Lite, and the library interfaces may have changed in subtle
> ways since then.
> * GNU/Linux defacto standard http://www.gnu.org/
> This is a bit too broad; if we mean "glibc" or "bash" we should
> say so, and then specify exaclty which version we mean.
> I'd also just as soon avoid the whole GNU/Linux vs. Linux
> religious argument if at all possible. Note that as far as I
> can tell although baselib/libc lists "GNU/Linux defacto
> standard", none of the symbols actually reference the footnote
> number corresponding to it, at least on the verison that's
> currently up at www.linuxbase.org. The only place that
> referenes this is setresgid/setresuid in the usergroups
This is intentional. It is all of these things that we have to document
in the LSB itself since there often isn't a real specification to back
these up. Stuff covered by POSIX, SUS, et al is attributed to that standard
so only left-over stuff would be attributed to this reference implementation.
> * RPC & XDR RFC 1831 & 1832 http://www.ietf.org
> This reference is certainly wrong, since it's not an API
> reference and never pretended to be. We should probably
> reference the comp.source.misc Sun posting of SunRPC, or just
> simply reference a specific glibc version for now, since that's
> what we're actually using.
I've been asking for 2 years for an API description 8-), but no one seems
to have one. If we follow our rules strictly, we should yank all RPC related
interfaces because of this.
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