Tom Yu tlyu at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 6 18:40:07 EDT 2005

>>>>> "Donn" == Donn Cave <donn at u.washington.edu> writes:

Donn> On Sep 6, 2005, at 3:10 PM, Marc Aurele La France wrote:
>> On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Tom Yu wrote:
Donn> ...
>>> I count at least two issues in your original message: the loadable
>>> object issue, and the fake_addrinfo issue.  I would like to keep
>>> those
>>> separate.  Thanks.

>> Denied.  Both issues arise out of porting krb5 to AIX 5.3.  I don't
>> have the resources to figure out whether any part of this should
>> have actually been addressed in an earlier AIX release.

Donn> Is your fake_addrinfo report like #3107 ?
Donn> ( http://mailman.mit.edu/pipermail/krb5-bugs/2005-June/003868.html )
Donn> If so, it is in principle not about AIX, but rather about
Donn> a collision between AI_NUMERICSERV and NUMERIC_SERVICE_BROKEN.
Donn> That happens to obtain on AIX 5, but is better addressed
Donn> on a platform independent basis.

Thanks, Donn, for making my point for me.  :-)

The live bug database entry is at:


Also, please note that we find it reasonable to fix the loadable
object problem independently of the fake_addrinfo issue.  I understand
that both issues arise from AIX 5.3 porting, but we like to track
issues with a reasonably fine granularity, as it makes maintenance
easier in the long run, especially if a problem found while porting to
one platform becomes relevant to a completely different platform.


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