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Re: Cross-rpcgen patch, version 6

On Tuesday, May 08, 2012 15:29:20 Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Tue, 8 May 2012, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> > On Tuesday, May 08, 2012 14:53:28 Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> > > Here is the latest version of the cross-rpcgen changes, updated for
> > > current glibc.
> > 
> > Will it still build rpcgen (reviewing the patch I think it does)? Many
> > distros are currently reverting the patch that make sunrpc internal
> > only and might need to continue doing so - so we install rpcgen as
> > well.
> Yes, it will build and install rpcgen but also build (not install)
> cross-rpcgen which will be used in the build to build the
> rpcgen-generated headers and librpcsvc sources.

OK, good.

> I'd hope that eventually the libtirpc project may maintain rpcgen and
> librpcsvc and provide the rpcgen-generated headers instead of glibc -
> but as I understand it, first it still needs to be enhanced to provide
> all the RPC features that glibc no longer does, so it is a genuine
> complete replacement for that functionality in glibc.

I agree - but right now I see no action from the project. The last email on 
their mailing list is from February and I see no activity in moving forward 
I wouldn't mind reverting the removal in glibc and including sunrpc again 
since there's no replacement yet. ;-(

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