GPG port to TANDEM

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Jan 14 11:04:02 CET 2003

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 18:16:45 +0100, Manfred Morgner said:

> I query you because the TANDEM is a very special system and it is currently
> impossible to make a complete port because the TAMDEM system lacks support
> for dynamic linking of libraries/modules.

There is no need for dymanic linking.  gpg is a plain old binary which
does only link to libc.

If you have a POSIX or POSIX alike system, the only thing you may
need to provide is a new entropy gatherer.

> In both cases, the result will get some substantial chances against the main
> developent tree. The complete list of the consequences are currently


> Further I'm not sure if I'm able to support the port after finishing it.

If you fork it, you better make sure that someone takes responsibility
for maintaining it.  Possible grave bugs must be fixed ASAP or you
better forget about any security.

We don't accept changes which render the code unreadable; especially
#ifdef __some_ostype__ are in general not acceptable.  There are
already too many of them for RISC OS in the code.  However, you might
want to take the changes for RISC OS as an example on how it can be
done - note the scripts/conf-riscos hierarchy for stuff which can't be
handled by autconf.



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