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Re: RFC: Attempt to work around AIX's not having sockaddr_storage.ss_family

From: Tor Arntsen <>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 20:17:22 +0200

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 18:59, Ben Greear <> wrote:
> It seems AIX 5.1 doesn't have sockaddr_storage.ss_family.  I don't have any
> way to test this, but I am hoping the attached patch will fix the problem.
> I don't understand the auto-conf stuff well at all, so it could certainly
> use some review.
> If the owner of the system below can test out this patch, and see if it
> fixes
> the ares build problem, that would be great!  Otherwise, I'll push the patch
> and see if the auto-build starts working properly (and revert/fix the patch
> if it causes more harm than good).
> 02:23   link    1       --D--AZ----     AIX 5.1 (5100-09) VisualAge xlc
> 5.0.2   Tor

I'm running an autobuild right now, with the patch applied. I would
have done a local test, but I'll have to leave the building before
it's done so that's why I send it directly to the autobuild - I'll
remove the local patch tomorrow.

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