Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:50:49 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Priorities for next release? On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 06:35:12PM +0200, Daniel Cegiełka wrote: > >> argv > > > > I meant program_invocation_name or whatever ugly thing glibc calls it. > > Of course if the goal is to make BSD programs happy, that won't really > > help. I really wish somebody would just fix these programs to save > > argv themselves if they need it (or to hard-code their own names as > > a string literal...) rather than keeping around the historical > > practice of poking at implementation internals of the original libc > > they used.. > > That's what I do now (patches for __progname). Unfortunately some > linux distributions forcing __progname, even Owl: > > in Owl's popa3d we have a #ifdef, which really helps. > > #ifdef HAVE_PROGNAME > extern char *__progname; > #define progname __progname > > http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/popa3d/popa3d/startup.c?rev=1.4;content-type=text%2Fplain > > but for Owl's msulogin we need a patch for musl: > > http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/msulogin/msulogin/sulogin.c?rev=1.4;content-type=text%2Fplain Couldn't this code just be fixed to add an argument to usage() and call usage(argv) or even usage(basename(argv)) if preferred? Rich
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