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Re: Confusing definitions and declarations of mig_dealloc_reply_port()

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Confusing definitions and declarations of mig_dealloc_reply_port()
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 23:34:18 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Svante Signell, on Fri 06 Nov 2015 23:21:00 +0100, wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-11-06 at 20:56 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > Svante Signell, on Thu 05 Nov 2015 10:30:27 +0100, wrote:
> > > How many users are there of GNU/Hurd, especially running old
> > > releases?
> > 
> > All the current users.  If you introduce this change, then all
> > existing
> > code will stop building with the newer mig, and conversely, the
> > modified
> > glibc will not build with the old mig.
> > 
> > Really, this change doesn't deserve such a pain.
> So you say it is impossible to do such a change?

It's impossible to do such a change without much pain.

> What about: mig first, glibc after that, anything else? And of course
> all 8? users would have to upgrade to the latest releases.

And not be able to compile older glibc and hurd versions with the newer
mig installed, thus having to downgrade whenever wanting to tinker with
older versions, only to upgrade again to be able to tinker with newer

Really, that's not worth the pain.


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