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Re: Cross-rpcgen patch, version 6

> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Andreas Jaeger <> wrote:
> > I wouldn't mind reverting the removal in glibc and including sunrpc again
> > since there's no replacement yet. ;-(
> I believe that this should be done sooner rather than later e.g. 2.16
> or 2.17 timeframe.
> My feeling is that it was a premature removal. We should have had
> overlap before removing the code from glibc.

I do agree that it was done hastily and could have been handled better.
But it's my view that what's done is done and we should move forward rather
than backward.  The distribution maintainers who have undone the change in
their forks don't have any trouble continuing to do so for another release.

Since what we're talking about is getting TI-RPC to be able to do what code
with related lineage was capable of 25 years ago, I cannot believe that the
work involved there is all that much.  The fact that nobody can be bothered
to do it by a year later is just more evidence that nobody really cares
about sunrpc, and that says to me we should be straining in the direction
of dropping it rather than in the direction of retaining API support for
something so obsolete and unloved.

If the absence is really so much trouble for anyone, that should be impetus
for them to contribute the work TI-RPC needs to do its job adequately.

I'm clearly in the minority here and I'm not going to make a big stink
about it, but I firmly think that the notion of reverting the removal is
the wrong thing to do.


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