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getcap missing in LibC?

From: Joachim Nilsson
Subject: getcap missing in LibC?
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2000 15:45:24 +0100

I am in the process of porting an application from *BSD to GNU/Linux
and now I think I've run into a possible missing feature in GLibC.

The program makes heavy use of the cget*() capability functions that
exist in, at least, OpenBSD. My question is this: Does there exist 
another way of accessing capabilities in GLibC, that I don't know 
about, or are these features colliding with some standards compliance?

Either way, I need to know how to proceed with this. Implement support
for getcap capabilities in GLibC or provide this functionality in a
separate library under Linux/GNU.

For more info. on getcap(1) and its friends, see:

        http://www.rocketaware.com/man/man3/getcap.3.htm, and


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