Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198382
Package libXmu lacks IPv6 support
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:37 EST
This bug was reported automaticaly in connection with IPv6 project.
Our aim is to support IPv6 in all Fedora Core packages so FC6 and RHEL5 will be ready for IPv6.
This package seems to lack IPv6 support as is illustrated in attached log.
Here follows part of scanning log (grep -r F_INET *)/up to 30 lines:
/libXmu-1.0.2/src/CvtStdSel.c:236: if (hostp->h_addrtype != AF_INET) return False;
Please report this issue to X.Org developers by filing a bug report in
the X.Org bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
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bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO_REPORTER", awaiting X.Org bug URL
It appears that libXmu doesn't support IPv6 at all and needs to be updated
to handle the IPv6 case or be more agnosticly written.
We disable TCP/IP support in X by default and strongly recommend that
people use ssh with X11 forwarding instead of using X protocol over TCP/IP
directly. When used in this manner, IPv6 support is provided by ssh itself,
which covers the majority of our userbase.
I have filed a bug in X.Org bugzilla to track support for IPv6 in libXmu,
and once upstream has implemented this, we will include it in future OS
Setting status to UPSTREAM