Artsize still not quite right in CURRENT

Russ Allbery rra at
Thu Jul 19 05:29:50 UTC 2001

James Ralston <qralston+ml.inn-workers at> writes:

> If you feel it's a bug that glibc doesn't make certain symbols visible
> unless certain feature-test macros are used, then the proper course of
> action is to report that bug to the glibc maintainers.  But until the
> glibc maintainers change the behavior (if they ever do), on glibc
> systems, please take the pragmatic approach of setting the _GNU_SOURCE
> macro.  If you don't, based on what I saw from the hour or so I spent
> slogging through the glibc feature-test macros, you and the rest of the
> active INN developers are going to wind up wasting lots of time tracking
> down annoying little bugs--bugs that will all ultimately stem from the
> decision to deliberately disdain the feature-test macros on glibc
> systems.

Okay, I looked at all of this again, and I'm committing the following
patch now to fix the pread/pwrite problems by defining _GNU_SOURCE on
Linux.  I'm not quite sure what to do about STABLE; I think it's probably
easiest to leave it broken since we needed the symbol renaming patch in
CURRENT to be able to do this.

People should yell if I broke anything.  (This also fiddles with the way
that SSL is detected, as there were various latent problems with the old
mechanism on systems where link order mattered.)

RCS file: /dist1/cvs/isc/inn/inn/,v
retrieving revision 1.207
diff -u -r1.207
---	2001/07/18 14:37:21	1.207
+++	2001/07/19 05:29:19
@@ -353,23 +351,34 @@
     if test x"$OPENSSL_DIR" = xyes ; then
         AC_MSG_ERROR(Can not find OpenSSL)
+        # This is mildly tricky.  In order to satisfy most linkers, libraries
+        # have to be listed in the right order, which means that libraries
+        # with dependencies on other libraries need to be listed first.  But
+        # the -L flag for the OpenSSL library directory needs to go first of
+        # all.  So put the -L flag into LIBS and accumulate actual libraries
+        # into SSL_LIB, and then at the end, restore LIBS and move -L to the
+        # beginning of SSL_LIB.
+        inn_save_LIBS=$LIBS
+        LIBS="$LIBS -L${OPENSSL_DIR}/lib"
+	SSL_LIB=''
 	AC_CHECK_LIB(rsaref, RSAPublicEncrypt,
 	    [AC_CHECK_LIB(RSAglue, RSAPublicEncrypt,
-	        SSL_LIB="-lRSAglue -lrsaref ${SSL_LIB}",,-lrsaref $SSL_LIB)]
-	    ,,$SSL_LIB)
-	AC_CHECK_LIB(ssl, SSL_CTX_new,
-		SSL_LIB="${SSL_LIB} -lssl";
-		[AC_MSG_ERROR(Can not find OpenSSL)],
-		$SSL_LIB)
-	AC_CHECK_LIB(crypto,BIO_accept,
-		SSL_LIB="${SSL_LIB} -lcrypto",
-		[AC_DEFINE(HAVE_SSL, 1, [Define if OpenSSL is available.])],
-		[AC_MSG_ERROR(Can not find OpenSSL)],
-		$SSL_LIB)
+                          [SSL_LIB="-lRSAglue -lrsaref"], , -lrsaref)])
+	AC_CHECK_LIB(crypto, BIO_new,
+		     SSL_LIB="-lcrypto $SSL_LIB",
+                     [AC_MSG_ERROR(Can not find OpenSSL)],
+                     $SSL_LIB)
+	AC_CHECK_LIB(ssl, SSL_library_init,
+                     [SSL_LIB="-lssl $SSL_LIB"],
+                     [AC_MSG_ERROR(Can not find OpenSSL)],
+                     $SSL_LIB)
+        SSL_LIB="-L${OPENSSL_DIR}/lib $SSL_LIB"
+        LIBS=$inn_save_LIBS
+        AC_DEFINE(HAVE_SSL, 1, [Define if OpenSSL is available.])
@@ -764,6 +776,14 @@
         AC_MSG_ERROR([Large files not supported on this platform])
+    *-linux*)
+        AC_MSG_RESULT(maybe)
+        LFS_LDFLAGS=""
+        LFS_LIBS=""
+        AC_DEFINE([_GNU_SOURCE], 1,
+                  [Some versions of glibc need this defined for pread/pwrite.])
+        ;;
         AC_PATH_PROG(GETCONF, getconf)

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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