[syslog-ng]crashbug fix in recent syslog-ng versions

William Yodlowsky wyodlows@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:43:49 -0500

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Balazs Scheidler <bazsi@balabit.hu> wrote:

> > > I have found two problems which are the possible cause of the crashes
> > > reported on this list. expect a new release soon if the fixes below prove
> > > to be effective.
> > 
> > I am very happy to report that 1.5.23+libol-0.3.5 are running just fine
> > in my environment.  Before I discovered 1.5.23 was available I had
> > already tested 1.5.21+the sources.c patch, and that worked for me as
> > well.
> > 
> > Thanks very much for taking the time to stomp this bug out of existence!
> cool, and thanks for testing the fix. if syslog-ng 1.5.23 proves to be
> stable, I'll release 1.6.0
> Could you - not specifically you, rather the list - please test the
> configure.in changes as well on different platforms?
> I've tested it on Debian GNU/Linux, and Solaris 8 (Linux on x86, Solaris on
> Sparc).

Now that you mention it... on Solaris 2.6 I had to use the attached
patch for syslog-ng to build.  On Solaris 8 I had to invoke configure
this way in order to *really* disable res_init:

/bin/env blb_cv_c_res_init=no ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc

Otherwise, I ended up with this (notice there are two res_init() checks,
and one succeeds):

checking for I_CONSLOG... yes
checking for O_LARGEFILE... yes
checking for res_init... yes
checking for working alloca.h... yes
checking for alloca... yes
checking for vprintf... yes
checking for door_create in -ldoor... yes
checking for select... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for strerror... yes
checking for inet_aton... no
checking for strncpy... yes
checking for getutent... yes
checking for res_init... no
checking for getopt_long... no
checking for strcasecmp... yes
checking for strptime... yes


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*** src/main.c.orig	Fri Sep 27 11:09:19 2002
--- src/main.c	Fri Sep 27 11:09:34 2002
*** 41,46 ****
--- 41,47 ----
  #include <getopt.h>
  #include <grp.h>
  #include <pwd.h>
+ #include <arpa/nameser.h>
  #include <resolv.h>
  #include "main.c.x"