p5-IO-Interface-1.09 is broken
So, after yesterday’s knee jerk patch to
net-mgmt/nagios-check_dhcp.pl turned out to be
a failureunnecessary. Which
came about because I had failed to noticed that I hadn’t updated
net/p5-IO-Interface on my test host. It had only been
updated in my jails…
Started into a deeper examination of
net/p5-IO-Interface, saw the patch to fix a bug in 1.06, looked at the corresponding
code in 1.09 (instead of a while loop that changes the pointer, and then trying to free at the point it had descended to.
Though in my reproducing the section of code as a standalone test, it was the first entry that yielded the desired result
so probably something that was easily overlooked. The patch file created a save pointer which was used late when it was time
to ‘free’ the data. Using a for loop, obviously, results in having an index that moves along the linked list leaving the
original pointer unchanged for ‘free’ing.
So, started wonder if there was a compile problem, tried various incantations to introduce different compiler flags to no
avail. Not familiar with
Module::Build, so no idea on where to fiddle with it. But, it occurs to me to wonder if its
evening using the right section of code in Interface.xs. So, I inject an intentional typo. And, it compiles without a
hitch. So, I then wonder where does
'USE_GETIFADDR' get defined so that it will use
the correct section of code?
It was in the Configure section of
Makefile.PL, no idea how to get that into
Build.PL. So, update my bug report and
write this post….and roll back the
p5-IO-Interface (first use of
'KEEP_OLD_PACKAGES' in my poudriere setup) and lock
it against updates….
Last thing is re-enable DHCP monitoring from the two places that I’m doing it with