RIPE NCC - ISC agreement to work together to move IRRToolset

Hagen Boehm hboehm at brutus.NIC.DTAG.DE
Fri Aug 1 12:32:05 UTC 2008

Hi Jim and all others,

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 06:50:59PM -0800, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> 	Hello Joao & Hagen (& All) ,
> On Thu, 31 Jul 2008, Joao Damas wrote:
> >Thanks Hagen,
> >can others express their interest in these additions?
> >Joao
> 	Hagen ,  is the source code at (*) primarily Solaris only ?
> 	Reason I asked is doing a straight "./configure && make 2>&1 | tee 
> logfile" is producing pretty much nothing but errors .  If the tarball is 
> patched to be functional on Solaris it may need a bit of tweeking for other 
> OS's and their libraries ,  Just a Fyi .  Log of the failed build is 
> available if wanted .
> (*)	linux based system ,  gcc 3.4.6 .

Jim, I think the problem here is the gcc 3.4.6, or better say at least upto
v4.8.4 the IRRToolSet is not compatible with gcc 3.4.6. I myself used gcc
3.3.2 as recommended in the README file.

So, if possible try to use gcc 3.3.2. Make sure you did not forget any of
the following steps when building the ToolSet:

1. in the IRRToolSet directory, type `./configure' to configure the
   package for your system. The `--prefix=PREFIXDIR' option specifies
   where the installation process should put the IRRToolSet tools and
   its data files. This defaults to `/usr/local'. 
2. type "make depend" to generate the make file dependencies
3. type "make all" to build IRRToolSet.
4. type "make install" to copy the executables/man-pages to
   /usr/local/{bin,man} directory (or to the directory 
   specified with --prefix argument to configure).

Sometimes people forget to execute "make depend". Also make sure that
you use gnu make. I had problems on Solaris 9 using make. With gnu
make 3.80 it works fine with me. And a last hint: Make sure that the
gcc 3.3.2 is able to find "_G_config.h". I know that gcc 3.3.2 had
problems to find that file on my Solaris system.

If it's still not building without errors, please send me your log and
I will see what I can do. But I think it shouldn't be a problem with
the OS.



> 	Joao ,  As described by Hagen here (**) ,  I beleive his new IRReval 
> tool (w|c)ould make a decent inclusion to the tool set .  Mind as long as 
> its sources are made portable to other OS's build environments .
> (**) 
> 		Hth ,  JimL
> >On Jul 31, 2008, at 1:49 PM, Hagen Boehm wrote:
> >>Hi,
> >>On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:07:44AM +0200, Joao Damas wrote:
> >>>Recently ISC and the RIPE NCC agreed on a set of steps that will
> >>>hopefully help with IRRToolset's future development.
> >>>We will be creating a new site dedicated to IRRToolset, based on Trac,
> >>>and move all the current web pages and source code repository to it,
> >>>to enable better community participation.
> >>
> >>thanks for the info. That's good news! :-)
> >>
> >>>At the same time, in September, we will incorporate all the loose
> >>>pending bits and pieces and produce a new release of IRRToolset.
> >>>ISC will also dedicate periodic engineering time to round up
> >>>contributions and do release engineering work to make sure future
> >>>development get folded into the mainstream release.
> >>
> >>Ok. I would like to sign on for a little demand on that engineering time
> >>already now, if possible. :-)
> >>
> >>On behalf of Ruediger Volk I developed a few extensions for the ToolSet 
> >>and
> >>there are also some patches ready to integrate if they were not integrated
> >>already. All these changes were made on a private copy of IRRToolSet 
> >>v4.8.4.
> >>I called this forked version "IRRToolSet-4.8.4-HB". Its latest version is
> >>available at
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>There you can also find a little description of the extensions integrated 
> >>in
> >>my forked version. All patches I wrote so far are integrated in that 
> >>version
> >>too and you can get a listing of these patches here:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>maybe some of them are of interest to some of you as well, and perhaps 
> >>there
> >>are some people who find the extensions worth to be integrated in a next
> >>official IRRToolSet version. It would be nice to hear about that, if so. 
> >>:-)
> >>So be warmly asked for downloading the code and play around with it. Fair
> >>comment is always welcome! :-)
> >>
> >>
> >>>The Trac site will enable volunteers to more directly contribute so we
> >>>encourage interested parties to participate.
> >>>
> >>>As I say this will take place as early in September as possible
> >>>
> >>>Regards
> >>>Joao Damas
> >>>ISC
> >>>
> >>
> >>Best regards,
> >>
> >> Hagen Boehm
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