COMPAT?? options in FreeBSD 6.x's /etc/make.conf.
jonathan.kop at za.verizonbusiness.com
Thu Mar 9 13:40:01 UTC 2006
At 2:28pm today, Erik Trulsson wrote:
ET> The misc/compatx ports, are what you are supposed to use. The
ET> libraries included in the misc/compat3x port does appear to have some
ET> security problems that nobody has fixed, and the port is therefore
ET> marked FORBIDDEN. (I don't think there are many (if any) FreeBSD
ET> developers who still care about 3.x, so it seems unlikely that those
ET> security problems will be fixed any time soon (if ever).)
ET> > So, the question: how do I get libc.so.3 on my FreeBSD 6.x system?
ET> If you are not worried about the scurity holes with that you should be
ET> able to just comment out the FORBIDDEN line in the port's Makefile and
ET> install the port.
I'm in the unfortunate position of being worried about the security holes
but also needing the compat3x libraries (for an old, closed-source
binary), so I guess I don't really have much of a choice.
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