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Re: Reverting removal of exporting sunrpc code for glibc 2.16?

On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 04:13:28PM +0200, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> I'd like to have feedback - especially from the glibc distribution 
> maintainers - whether we should revert the following change for glibc 2.16:
> * The RPC implementation in libc is obsoleted.  Old programs keep working
>   but new programs cannot be linked with the routines in libc anymore.
>   Programs in need of RPC functionality must be linked against TI-RPC.
>   The TI-RPC implementation is IPv6 enabled and there are other benefits.
>   Visible changes of this change include (obviously) the inability to link
>   programs using RPC functions without referencing the TI-RPC library and 
> the
>   removal of the RPC headers from the glibc headers.
> Various distros - including Fedora and openSUSE - have been reverting this 
> patch locally already. Looking at the libtirpc project, the TI-RPC library 
> is not ready to be a full replacement and they need help to become a full 
> replacement. Right now I see no progress from them - but once it's a 
> replacement, I'm all for obsoleting the glibc code again.
> Packages can still choose to use libtirpc instead of sunrpc, they can be 
> installed in parallel in a system,

I think it is the way to go.


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73       

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