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Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 20:12:06 +0800
From: orc <orc@...server.ru>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: bug? sysinfo() and getopt_long() misbehavior

> Binutils 2.20, musl compiled with -Bsymbolic-functions. But statically
> or dynamically linked iptables still rejects to accept arguments.
> It required ugly fix to work, mostly same as iproute2, removing some
> non-conformant extensions, correct headers, maybe there is a fault. It
> also expects somewhere that we have glibc (#ifdef __GLIBC__) headers.
> Maybe it's code is non-conformant in whole. I will try to see where it
> fails on host.
Iptables fails because it sets optind to zero and getopt_long
immidately returns with -1 in the first line (argv[0][0] !=
'-'). But problem does not fixed with just removing 'optind = 0;' from
source code.
For what reason one can set optind to zero?

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