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Re: [Nmh-workers] Revert utmpx change?

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Revert utmpx change?
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:13:12 -0500

>When I was upgrading the OpenBSD nmh package from 1.4 to 1.5rc1, the build
>errored out, because OpenBSD does not have utmpx.h. Speaking with other
>devs implies that this is unlikely to ever be supported on OpenBSD.

Seriously?  What the hell?

utmpx is part of POSIX; utmp is not.  There was a strong push for POSIX
compatibility last year and in a brief survey I found that everyone I
looked at had utmpx support.  I guess I missed OpenBSD.  Googling
"utmpx OpenBSD" ... yeah, okay, I guess I don't need to say anything more.

>Reverting 7ba29497ff3f164e2a507eda35e81f1cb0658c74 lets nmh build again
>on OpenBSD. Can this change be applied?

I am reluctant to bring this code back, as it was messy.  But ... let me
offer a compromise.  The code is only needed by rcvtty (will output a message
to your terminal) and slocal (actually, looking at slocal ... that usage
seems to be undocumented; anyone know what the deal is with that?).  I
suspect you don't use those features.  Would you be happy with code that
just disabled that support on OpenBSD?


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