Problem with DHCLIENT vs 64-bit time_t

Sten Spans sten at
Mon Feb 23 03:45:45 PST 2004

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Dag-Erling [iso-8859-1] Smørgrav wrote:

> Garance A Drosihn <drosih at> writes:
> > When comparing the warnings from i386 to those from sparc64,
> > sparc64 sees about 50 extra warnings about:
> >      warning: cast increases required alignment of target type
> >
> > Would this be a possible cause of inconsistent (and usually broken)
> > behavior in a program?  Do we need to try to fix all of those?
> Probably.  I'm not sure it's worth it.  The code looks like whoever
> wrote it knew zip about C.  You should try to get a newer version
> imported and hope the ISC fixed it themselves.

dhclient has ( like ntpd ) issues on alpha as well, I'll take
a look to see if the alhpa issue is fixed in newer versions,
and make a pr if needed.

Sten Spans

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