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Bug 201979 - sys-libs/glibc could use headers from this century [sys/queue.h]
Summary: sys-libs/glibc could use headers from this century [sys/queue.h]
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-12-11 21:18 UTC by Doug Goldstein (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-04-23 19:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-11 21:18:01 UTC
sys/queue.h is the original BSD 4.4 copy from 12 years ago. Time to get with the times and update it. FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD pretty much all share their headers.

With the above update, an update to the man page provided by man-pages would have to be made (current man-pages queue(3) is completely wrong from the current glibc version as well, I have contacted upstream about this).

On a related note, sys/tree.h would be hawt as well. It's only 2 clause BSD.
Comment 1 Doug Goldstein (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-11 21:19:39 UTC
<vapier> i thought it was already updated
<vapier> but maybe i did it for uClibc
<vapier> yes glibc has a retarded ancient copy
<vapier> open a bug please cause i cant get to it now
<vapier> i agree they're outdated so at least Gentoo will get updated ones
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2008-03-23 15:13:22 UTC
fixed in glibc-2.7-r2