[Openswan dev] patch for bug 1067

David McCullough David_Mccullough at securecomputing.com
Sun Oct 25 22:01:22 EDT 2009

Jivin Paul Wouters lays it down ...
> On Sun, 25 Oct 2009, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> > A patch for this bug report has been adopted.
> > 	https://gsoc.xelerance.com/issues/1067
> >
> > MCR mentioned that there appeared to be problems with it so I had a
> > look.
> >
> > Systems without popen(3) are broken.  So this workaround does not deserve
> > to be first class.  Perhaps #ifdef NO_POPEN.
> >
> > Worse, apparently there is a popen, but it always returns failure.
> > That is crazy!  So crazy that it deserves investigation (but not by
> > me).

This is a pretty crazy "linux".  Not sure I would invest too much into
supporting such misfeatures myself.

A better solution may be to add a "sysdep" dir to libopenswan where strange
OS's can hide this junk :-)

Attached is a LGPL popen implementation that could be used if you wanted to go
that route (it even works on uClinux without an MMU).


David McCullough,  david_mccullough at securecomputing.com,  Ph:+61 734352815
McAfee - SnapGear  http://www.snapgear.com                http://www.uCdot.org
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