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Re: AW: Patch for building libcrypt.a as a DLL

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 01:15:46PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> Hello Ralf,
> >> Libutil.a is deprecated and will not be part of future inetutils
> >> releases anymore.
> > Only for cygwin or for the whole unix/linux world ?
> > It seems that some linux based packages (as far as I know kde releated
> > package) are using libutil as default, which requires additional patching.
> > For this it would help, building a special import library containing the
> > libutil relating symbols pointing to the cygwin dll like done with
> > libpthread.
> Isn't there a confiure check which tests if the symbols in question are
> available in the C library and if not whether libutil is available and
> if so use this? This is the usual autotool way, e.g for iconv() (IIRC).
> Isn't it possible to push these kind of changes upstream (if changes are
> needed to configure)?

I agree.  Even our very ancient inetutils package checks the needed
functions in case there's no libutil.a (see its


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