[PATCH] Hide sethostname() in unistd.h

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jun 19 08:20:00 GMT 2015

On Jun 19 07:27, Christian Franke wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jun 17 15:15, Eric Blake wrote:
> >>On 06/17/2015 02:57 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> >>>On Wed, 2015-06-17 at 22:25 +0200, Christian Franke wrote:
> >>>>Busybox does not use autoconf or similar. It requires manual platform
> >>>>specific configuration which does not yet support a missing
> >>>>sethostname(). After adding HAVE_SETHOSTNAME manually and some other
> >>>>minor additions, busybox (which many commands enabled) compiles and
> >>>>works reasonably.
> >>>>Would ITP make sense ?
> >>>TBH I'm not sure.  Presuming you're discussing the single-executable
> >>>build (so as not to clobber coreutils etc.), there is still the question
> >>>of (not) matching the heavily-patched coreutils wrt .exe handling etc.
> >>>What do you think the use case would be?
> >>Portability testing is one thing - I often compare how
> >>bash/dash/zsh/mksh handle a shell construct, and adding busybox sh into
> >>the mix adds another perspective.  But yeah, I don't see busybox
> >>becoming the default source of these apps, so much as an alternative
> >>implementation.
> >If it's called "busybox" and the package doesn't try to create shortcuts
> >/bin/sh -> /bin/busybox, etc, I don't see a problem to ITP it.
> Symlinks in standard places should not be created, of course.
> The shell and other commands could still be started by: busybox COMMAND ..."
> >If those symlinks are required for busybox to work, they should be
> >encapsulated in their own subdir, something like /usr/libexec/busybox
> >or so.  Users just need to set $PATH correctly then.  Or maybe that
> >could be done by busybox as well.
> Yes: busybox --install -s /some/where
> Busybox may occasionally be useful because it provides lightweight versions
> of various commands (including daemons) not part of the Cygwin base
> installation and a few commands not available in any package.
> It could also be used to build a minimalistic Cygwin (busybox.exe,
> mintty.exe, cygwin1.dll). If build with standalone option enabled, symlinks
> are not needed then.



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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