Removing attribute/vendor/type from valuepairs
aland at deployingradius.com
Sun Feb 17 16:52:18 CET 2013
John Dennis wrote:
> I applaud the use of talloc, we use it in many of the projects we
> develop (i.e. sssd). But why bundle it? It's available as a installable
> package (libtalloc) on most distributions especially now that sssd is
> widely adopted.
Well, FreeRADIUS is portable to many systems which don't have sssd.
Maybe I'm old-school, but projects which don't build are annoying.
i.e. download the tar file, configure.... fail. Download dependency
library. re-configure. fail. Fight with configure's caching system.
Download another dependency library. Continue.
For nearly 15 years, FreeRADIUS has had a reputation as a project
which "just works". I'm wary of changing that now.
My inclination is to bundle talloc.[ch], and build them only if
"configure" fails to detect a system talloc library. Unlike
libtool/libltdl, the talloc API changes rarely. We can therefore depend
on it "just working", and don't have to write tons of horrible configure
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