HEADS UP: <utmp.h> gone. All welcome <utmpx.h>.
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Wed Jan 27 09:52:30 UTC 2010
On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:05:37 +0100
Ed Schouten <ed at 80386.nl> wrote:
> * Dirk Meyer <dirk.meyer at dinoex.sub.org> wrote:
> > 1. POLA
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/rules.html
> > $ man utmp
> > does not mention that this interafce is deprectaed (see 11.4)
> First of all, utmp(5) should no longer exist. Second of all, you clearly
> seem to misread section 11.4, which says "whenever possible."
> Instead of just screaming POLA, could you please explain how I could
> have introduced utmpx into FreeBSD without causing any breakage or
> confusion among our users. As someone else already quoted earlier, our
> old utmp interface was a landmine we buried ourselves.
My understanding has always been that POLA doesn't apply to HEAD. If
you want to use HEAD then learn to live with that.
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