[RFC PATCH] Remove --enable-obsolete-rpc flag

Petr Vorel pvorel@suse.cz
Thu Jun 4 11:26:17 GMT 2020

> * Petr Vorel:

> > this is a naive approach to stop providing the Sun RPC headers and
> > related tools. It'd be great to move on and encourage using libtirpc and
> > rpcsvc-proto for the rest of the users which are still using glibc
> > implementation on never distros. Is it too early for it? If not,
> > dropping --enable-obsolete-nsl could also be considered.

> I'm surprised that --enable-obsolete-nsl is not broken by this.  I would
> have expected that we would have to move that one first.  Don't the
> installed headers for libnsl use rpc headers?
I guess, Thorsten would know getter. nis/libnsl.h include <rpcsvc/nis.h> so it
looks like I first need to implement --enable-obsolete-nsl.

> From a Fedora (and downstream) perspective, we can certainly turn
> everything into compat symbols.  (Further changes are required to avoid
> building the compatibility symbols for new ports.)
Thanks for spotting this out. I have no idea how to do that.


Kind regards,

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