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Re: Problem building corebase...

From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: Problem building corebase...
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 20:57:01 +0100

We looked at libuuid, but it seemed silly to add an external dependency for 
something that's a couple of dozen lines of code.  The algorithms are 
documented in the relevant RFCs, so a compatible implementation is not hard.


On 29 May 2011, at 20:54, Stefan Bidi wrote:

> The reason I used libuuid is because that's what Apple uses 
> (  It was easy 
> enough to wrap it.  I guess we could have either fallback code for people 
> without libuuid (in which case I'd need to create a configure script) or just 
> completely get rid of the dependency.  Any opinions?
> Stef
> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 2:30 PM, David Chisnall <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 29 May 2011, at 20:28, Stefan Bidi wrote:
> > Do you have the uuid library installed (libuuid1 + uuid-dev on Debian)?  
> > This is a new dependency.  The uuid_t type is defined in uuid/uuid.h, there 
> > should be no reason why you're getting this error if the headers are 
> > correctly installed.
> Please take a look at the ETUUID code.  We have well-tested implementations 
> of the UUID generation algorithms, without introducing an external dependency.
> David
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