bugGKSu - Bugs: bug #14881, libgksu: pty.h isn't portable


bug #14881: libgksu: pty.h isn't portable

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 28 Oct 2005 05:02:09 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  kov
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sat 19 Aug 2006 06:53:31 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hey dmacks,

I am all for portability, but I don't have other systems available for testing, so I would welcome a patch tested in a system where pty.h is not available so I can merge it.


Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov>
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Fri 28 Oct 2005 05:31:44 PM UTC, comment #2: 

The original bug report is for libgksu-1.3.6.
comment #1 is for libgksu-1.3.6 and also gksu-1.3.6 (for its gksu/Makefile.am)

Daniel Macks <dmacks>
Fri 28 Oct 2005 05:13:01 PM UTC, comment #1: 

(sorry, forgot to log in when I submitted this)

To continue with forkpty portability, libutil isn't always needed for it on non-glibc machines like OS X, which have a monolithic system lib instead of many different libfoo components. Better to use AC_CHECK_LIB to see if that lib is really needed (which automatically causes -lutil to be passed to the linker) instead of forcing -lutil in libgksu/Makefile.am

Daniel Macks <dmacks>
Fri 28 Oct 2005 05:02:09 PM UTC, original submission:  

pty.h, which I assume is used to define for the forkpty() function, isn't always present; sometimes util.h is needed instead. How about adding AC_CHECK_HEADERS for these in configure.ac and patching libgksu/gksu-context.c something like:

+#include "../config.h"
 #include <pty.h>
+#include <util.h>

(and remove the #include "../config.h" later in that file)



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