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Re: AIX libdnet-stripped patch
From: "Peter O'Gorman" <nmap-dev () mlists thewrittenword com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:50:50 -0600

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 04:24:06PM -0800, David Fifield wrote:
On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 11:02:12AM -0600, Peter O'Gorman wrote:

This patch http://code.google.com/p/libdnet/issues/detail?id=23 gave us
a fully working nmap-5.51 on AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1.

I had thought that submitting it to libdnet was appropriate, but it
doesn't appear to be that active.

Could you try the latest Subversion release? I recently did a lot of AIX
portability work, including merging a patch that was originally by you.
Here's the CHANGELOG entry for it:

Ok, I built todays svn on AIX 5.2 with IBM xlc. This is the minimal
patch to get `./nmap -A other-host-on-lan' working.

net/if_arp.h can not be included without first including net/if.h, this
is a problem in libnetutil/netutil.cc and tcpip.cc.

-Wall isn't a portable compiler flag.

A number of macros in libdnet-stripped/include/dnet/icmp.h conflict with
macros in /usr/include/netinet/ip_icmp.h (errors with already defined
with a different definition). These macros do not appear to be used by

IPV6_HOPLIMIT etc are defined on AIX 6, but not earlier.

Because we have a newer version of autoconf, it goes with the compiler
result instead of the preprocessor result when checking for headers, so
it says that we don't have net/route.h, and ends up building
route-none.c. including sys/socket.h for the header checks fixes it.

There are other problems with dependencies, -MM is a gcc flag, other
compilers have issues with it, I just typed `gmake' multiple times to
get around it rather than including a patch here.

Peter O'Gorman
pogma () thewrittenword com

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