Re: glibc and getgrouplist
- From: Jakub Jelinek <jakub redhat com>
- To: Koblinger Egmont <egmont uhulinux hu>
- Cc: MC Devel <mc-devel gnome org>
- Subject: Re: glibc and getgrouplist
- Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:30:23 +0200
On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 10:07:11AM +0200, Koblinger Egmont wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 09:30:11AM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> > Hmmm, you're right. As we are sure to have a glibc, there's also a
> > function strverscmp, which we can use. I had known this issue, but as
> > glibc-2.2 only got upto 2.2.6, I thought it would suffice.
> Also AFAIK current 2.3.5 is the last member of the 2.3 series, next one will
> be 2.4 IIRC, but you can never know...
But there will be 2.3.6, maybe 2.3.7 etc. released from glibc-2_3-branch.
Anyway, trying to work around glibc bugs in applications is silly.
If a system is using many groups, the admin better made sure he doesn't run
a buggy glibc that can't handle it. A workaround can help just one app (mc
in this case), while still many other programs will be broken.
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