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Re: [Nmh-workers] Proposed solution to Debian Bug#143485

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Proposed solution to Debian Bug#143485
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 17:03:02 +0100

Hi Harald,

> > >       execlp (mhlproc, mhl, "-form", filter, "-noclear", NULL);
> > > -     fprintf (stderr, "unable to exec ");
> > > -     perror (mhlproc);
> > > +     write(2, "unable to exec ", 15);
> > 
> > Reminds me of Hollerith constants, i.e. having to manually count the
> > length of a string literal.  Can't we just stick with the fprintf(),
> > perror(), etc., and add judicious use of fflush()?
> No. fflush() won't help since stderr should be unbuffered anyway. But
> the vfork()ed child might still overwrite the parents data. Of course
> we could stick with fprintf() if we dropped vfork()...

Apologies, I obviously haven't been following closely enough;  I thought
we were getting rid of vfork() calls in the patch.



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