Excerpts from Jeff King's message of Mon Aug 06 17:34:04 -0400 2012:
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2012 at 05:31:00PM -0400, Ben Walton wrote:
> > > I'm happy to spend a few cycles on it. I don't have access to any
> > > real Solaris boxes these days, but I imagine I can get OpenSolaris
> > > running under VirtualBox without too much trouble...
> > I'm also happy to do this work and have ready access to Solaris 8-11.
> I'm currently in pkgutil hell trying to remember how to get a working
> gcc on Solaris. Bleh. What kind of OS doesn't ship with a compiler by
> default? :)
One that's losing mindshare and isn't gaining traction? *g* Feel free
to message me offline if you need a hand with that.
> > Would it be reasonable to support using getpassphrase() if
> > !HAVE_DEV_TTY in addition to making the HAVE_DEV_TTY code function
> > on Solaris too? That would provide a harm reduction for Solaris
> > users that (for some reason) disabled the nicer interface...but
> > maybe it's too much?
> If you think there is a reason that somebody on Solaris might not
> want to use HAVE_DEV_TTY, then I guess it makes sense. But I can't
> really think of one, so I'd be just as happy to leave it until
> somebody does.
No, I can't think of a _good_ reason to do that either.
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