[Openswan dev] First pass README update
paul at xelerance.com
Fri Oct 15 06:22:13 EDT 2010
On Fri, 15 Oct 2010, Thomas Geulig wrote:
>> The real fix for those systems is to use posix compliant, slightly larger
>> versions of regex,sed,awk etc. Space gained from not having "id" or
>> "dirname" is really meaningless.
> Busybox tries to be POSIX-compliant. "id" and "dirname" are available,
But often not compiled into busybox by people
> and it's much easier to add these to an embedded system then Perl or
I understand. The verify/policy commands are more to help the user, not
the experienced embedded engineer that gives feedback to its user via
a webgui. We will not introduce perl or python into the essential parts
> If there are problems using these commands, they should be fixed (in
They are mostly not broken, if compiled right. But again, often people
leave out the "extended" support for some commands because it appears
optional to them, such as awk/sed. Or simply versions that will never work,
such as the ip command.
> Implementing Openswan commands in C would be another (good) option.
Yes, that is an option, but it takes time to do this.
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