[Openswan dev] ipsec.conf processing: missing include files

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh at mimosa.com
Tue Jul 8 11:07:54 EDT 2008

This is with respect to how libipsecconf behaves, not the scripts.

When an ipsec.conf uses the include directive, and the file mentioned does 
not exist, the error message is terrible.  It claims to be in the first 
line of the missing file.

parser.l looks for include files using the glob(3) library call.  One of 
the calls uses the flag GLOB_NOMAGIC (a GNU-extension).  This call then 
succeeds even if there is no match.

This seems like a mistake.  When would this be the right thing to do?  
Perhaps if the file's actual name includes glob wildchars.  But by that 
argument, all glob calls should have that flag.

I propose getting rid of GLOB_NOMAGIC.

I'm too lazy to figure out what the scripts do or what the documentation 

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