Consequences of major libc changes

Hasso Tepper hasso at
Mon Apr 13 05:37:18 PDT 2009

Hasso Tepper wrote:
> * There is major problem with DragonFly that too many packages need
>   patching to include unistd.h - especially stuff using C++, but C
>   packages as well. This might be right thing to do, but I still would
>   like to avoid it. Any ideas?

As two persons already asked, I didn't explain clearly enough ... ;).

The problem is that there is too many packages with common problem (for 
DragonFly) - they don't include unistd.h, but compile regardless of that 
on Linux, NetBSD and FreeBSD, seems. Many of such packages are C++. Maybe 
there is something wrong with our compiler? Examples of such packages are 
ham/fldigi, x11/nucleo and editors/notecase.

Hasso Tepper

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