[Spice-devel] autoconf for slirp
alexl at redhat.com
Sun Mar 28 04:30:57 PDT 2010
On Sun, 2010-03-28 at 09:03 +0300, Yonit Halperin wrote:
> On 03/26/2010 11:45 AM, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 10:25 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> >> this is quick and dirty, and not completely tested yet, but it
> >> my life a little bit easier, since I
> >> don't install stuff in /usr ever.
> > I took this, cleaned it up and made it pass distcheck and commited.
> > However, whats the general deal with us maintaining a copy of the
> > code from qemu? That code is in turn a cut and paste from an already
> > existing (autoconf-using) upstream library at:
> > http://slirp.sourceforge.net/
> > Why are we not using that? And if we have good reasons, why don't we
> > call our copy something that does not conflict with the original
> > package?
> It is not the same as the upstream code. The main change: the original
> code transfers the application layer of the packets to its destination
> by using BSD sockets. We changed it to use a general interface for
> socket, so we can use it to pass the packets to spice (tunnel
> No problem to change the name of the package...
How extensive is the changes? Could they be made such that its just a
patch to the upstream version, supporting both BSD sockets and a generic
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