propolice patches [was propolice testsuite]

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 23 12:49:19 PDT 2004


On October 23, 2004 03:33 pm, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Hmmm, I wonder whether it may be beneficial to submit an autoconf macro
> to the autconf macro archive
> (http://www.gnu.org/software/ac-archive/htmldoc/).  That way upstream
> package maintainers could just download the macro do an 'aclocal' to get
> it in their configure scripts and hey presto - no more having to conjure
> patches up for each and every package :)  Well, I suppose you could make
> a patch anyway, but base it on the above method - should make it a more
> trivial affair.

Good idea, but I'm still pretty new at this. The macro available from:
http://www.trl.ibm.com/projects/security/ssp/gcc2_95_3/gcc_stack_protect.m4.gz
doesn't actually work (for me anyway). I don't know how to modernize this so 
it's usefull.



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