[Openswan dev] patch for bug 1067
David_Mccullough at securecomputing.com
Mon Oct 26 20:28:06 EDT 2009
Jivin D. Hugh Redelmeier lays it down ...
> | From: David McCullough <David_Mccullough at securecomputing.com>
> | This is a pretty crazy "linux". Not sure I would invest too much into
> | supporting such misfeatures myself.
> I especially like it that it has a popen but it never works
> | A better solution may be to add a "sysdep" dir to libopenswan where strange
> | OS's can hide this junk :-)
> Don't screw up the mainline source to support a screwed up implementations.
> How do you suggest these fudges be configured in / configured out?
> Perhaps manually, by the victim (by which I mean the person building
> for that oddball system).
Probably just a setting in Makefile.inc.local:
SYSDEP_POPEN = true
Might also help with the BSD/Windows ports to have something like this, not
> | 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).
> Looks OK to me. But this stuff is tricky so there could be bugs.
This is straight from the uClinux-dist sources which I know pretty well.
I chose that because I cannot think of a linux target that it will not work
on. Unless there is a linux target without a properly working stdio
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