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Re: remove xgetdomainname module from Gnulib?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: remove xgetdomainname module from Gnulib?
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2021 09:48:55 +0200

Hi! I believe it is used by Shishi — https://www.gnu.org/software/shishi/manual/html_node/Utility-Functions.html — however I am sure it can be worked around by including the gnulib implementation directly. What problems does it cause to keep around? It is rather small.


2 apr. 2021 kl. 02:39 skrev Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu>:

While looking into memory allocation issues I noticed the xgetdomainname module. As far as I know, nobody uses it, so I propose we remove it. The getdomainname function is used for the NIS domain name, and few programs would need that nowadays, as the world has mostly moved on to LDAP etc.

xgetdomainname was written by Simon Josefsson. I checked the GNU programs I thought he might be contributing to (GnuTLS, libtasn1, nettle, Emacs, inetutils) and xgetdomainname doesn't seem to be used there any more.

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