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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:52:43 +0100
From: Justin Cormack <>
Subject: Re: musl, netdb.h rcmd inetutils?

On 13 April 2015 at 09:00, Jean-Marc Pigeon <> wrote:
> Trying to compile inetutils within native musl.
> Trouble with src/rpc.c using function "rcmd"
> Within glibc, rcmd is defined inside
> /usr/include/netdb.h.
> I was not able to locate rcmd (or an alternative)
> within musl library.
> Could someone suggest a way to bypass this problem?
> (rcmd is used twithin rpc,
>  rpc - library routines for remote procedure calls)

rcmd is obsolete - it is the unencrypted insecure "predecessor" to
ssh. There must be an option to compile inetutils without it.


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