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

From: Tor Arntsen <>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:21:00 +0200

Hi Ben,

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 20:17, Tor Arntsen <> wrote:
> 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.
> -Tor

Looks like it worked (see autobuilds page). I'll remove the local
patch from my builds now.

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