[JDEV] Re: jabberd 1.4.3 release candidate again

maqi at jabberstudio.org maqi at jabberstudio.org
Mon Nov 3 05:44:34 CST 2003

On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Frank Seesink wrote:

> mod_auth_crypt.c also showed that libcrypt ("-lcrypt") was not part of
> the standard LIBS definition in Cygwin.  Not sure if this latter part is
> Cygwin-specific

No. The "-lcrypt" was present in version 1.41 of jsm/Makefile but got lost
in the last commit. I'll fix it.

> If you need any more information, or need me to send this any other way,
> please let me know.

As already mentioned in the mail I wrote to you yesterday, I suggest to
move the contents of the Cygwin README to the jabberd's WWW pages.

There's a kind of template at
, just click on "Edit this page" at the bottom.

> By the way, I noticed your vote to *exclude* GNU Pth from the 1.4.3
> distribution.  Is that the plan?

Unless anybody comes up with a decent counter-argument, yes ;-).

> For folks not altogether familiar with the Pth library, this exclusion
> might cause more grief.

Jabberd is the only piece of software I know that comes with the libraries
it needs. While I can understand that this is handy sometimes, I think it
causes several problems. For example, on better OS distributions the
libraries should be retrieved and updated from the OS's repository
("apt-get install...", "emerge..."). Also, if you read the mailing list
archive, you see that admins often encounter problems due to pth being
compiled but not properly installed ("pth.h not found").

> But shouldn't we at least provide some indication as to what version
> they need to download/compile/install?

I'll add a notice.


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