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Libwww package for Fedora Core 6

From: Kristian Spangsege <kristian.spangsege@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 16:09:05 +0200
Message-ID: <19c077830709020709i60e373f4s37fbe60590e84795@mail.gmail.com>
To: andreas.bierfert@lowlatency.de
Cc: www-lib@w3.org

Hi Andreas

Are you the current maintainer of the Libwww package for Fedora? Hope so :-)

I noticed from the RPM spec file that the flag '--enable-reentrant' is
not used on the configure command. Is there a good reason for this?

You might know this already, but '--enable-reentrant' makes Libwww
attempt to use reentrant system calls such as 'gethostbyname_r'
instead of 'gethostbyname'. See for example INSTALL.html.

Since all these reentrant versions are available with current versions
of glibc, I suggest that you enable this feature in the packeges.

The reason I am concerned is that in my code I really depend on the
reentrance so I can run other libraries concurrently, and it is just
unfortunate that I cannot use the default packages.

Let me know if you have reasons not to do this.

There is also the alternative, to add a reconfigue option to the spec
file so people could do something like rpmbuild --rebuild
w3c-libwww.src.rpm --with reentrant

Kristian Spangsege

"Will robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children. We
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                                              -- MARVIN L. MINSKY
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