CVS update: samba/source

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Wed Sep 10 14:08:24 GMT 2003

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On Wed, 10 Sep 2003, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:

> Date:	Wed Sep 10 13:39:09 2003
> Author:	ab
> Update of /home/cvs/samba/source
> In directory
> Modified Files:
>       Tag: SAMBA_3_0
> Log Message:
> Now that CAN-2003-0689 is published officially, we need to make possible
> to build on systems with fixed getgrouplist() in GNU libc < 2.3.2.
> Unfortunately, we can't detect correctness of getgrouplist() functioning
> in portable way so this is left up to developer/packager.
> This patch adds --with-good-getgrouplist[=no] switch to configure which
> packagers on Linux platforms could use to specify in their own builds if
> they now that glibc on their platform is fixed w.r.t CAN-2003-0689. By
> default we still think that glibc is vulnerable and perform our version
> check.

Why do we have to add another configure option?  It takes forever to gid 
rid of these things.  If a package maintainer kno9ws that glibc is ok on 
their platform, then they can patch the source (samba).  That's what linux 
distros do anyways.

I really want to revert this change but will wait to see if other people

Sorry.  I should have spoken up in response to your original mail.

cheers, jerry
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