All,

David Gibb's question about the need for this mailing list reminded me
that I would really like to connect from Linux to an IBM/i.  Segfaults
in tn5250 have stopped me from doing this for a long time, perhaps
since I dropped 32-bit support during an O/S upgrade.

Digging in tn5250-0.17.4 showed that a couple of functions were
implicitly declared, thus declared to return an int.  This truncates
the return value to 32 bits, which is a bad thing for a pointer in a
64-bit environment.  I have fixed all implicit declarations, and now
tn5250 (I have not tested the other programs) works so far as I have
used it.  So a couple questions ...

(*) Is my patch of interest to anybody?  Looking on sourceforge
    <https://sourceforge.net/p/tn5250/patches/>, I see that an open
    patch has been unchanged since 2013.  Not, mind you, that I can
    see how to submit a patch.

(*) I did all my changes with only language-level knowledge, without
    understanding what the code is actually doing.  So, a code review
    and testing of all the applications would be in order.  Who wants
    to do a review?

(*) `make check` found nothing to do.  Am I doing something wrong?

(*) Debian no longer offers tn5250.  Why was it withdrawn?  Is there
    any thought of adding tn5250 back into the debian distribution?

Thank you, all, for your attention.
Terry.


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