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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 10:22:49 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
To: "Konstantin P." <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] remove strdupa

On Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 10:58:22AM +0300, Konstantin P. wrote:
> systemd is using strdupa widely, and it is main reason why it should
> considered to stay.

This is not a reason for it to be considered to stay. Even aside from
systemd intentionally not supporting anything but glibc and therefore
always requiring patching to build, avoiding a one-line patch to a
single package regardless of it's importance is not going to be a
reason. The motivating factor here is the scale of work imposed on
people preparing distributions or their own system integrations --
whether they'd be able to take care of the problem with a handful of
easy patches, or fighting with many tens or hundreds of packages
needing attention to get them building again.


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