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Re: [PATCH] 64-bit curl_off_t no longer gated to off_t

From: Yang Tse <>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:32:45 +0200

2008/8/7, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> I'm fine with committing to see how the world accepts it! ;-)

The autobuilds have not been indifferent at it. I can see two kinds of problems.

One is related with the generated configure script and/or the use of
the sed and grep utils and/or the autoconf generated stuff.

The second one is related with the type casting that is done in
several places. With the new data type those would be wrong.

Before going any further I'll comment what I'll do.

Place some debug traces on the configure script trying to locate the
problems on those systems which are failing due to problems of this
kind. It would certainly be more productive if I had access to the
generated configure script and config.log. But autobuilders are
probably on holidays and asking for these files would have probably no
response at this moment.

I won't touch any problem in the second kind until all in the first
one can be sorted out. The reason is quite simple and as follows.

If the problems detected of the first kind cannot be fixed in a
reasonable time frame, one week since now or maybe even less time,
I'll rollback the patch and let the release take place without all
this stuff. Reintroducing it once that configure and config.log files
could be e-mailed to me.

Do you agree on this ?

Received on 2008-08-07