Bug#948834: closed by Simon McVittie <smcv at debian.org> (Re: Bug#948834: glib2.0: FTBFS: gio/tests/gsocketclient-slow.c: Error resolving ?localhost?: Name or service not known)

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at debian.org
Fri Feb 28 17:34:53 GMT 2020

> On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 at 11:33:29 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > The good news is that GLib 2.63.x should fix this, because GLib 2.63.x
> > implements
> > <https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-dnsop-let-localhost-be-localhost-02>
> > and hard-codes "localhost" to resolve to and/or ::1 (depending
> > on the requested address family).
> This appears to work on reproducible-builds, so I'm closing this bug
> as fixed in experimental. The first GLib stable release with this in,
> 2.64.0, has just been released, so a fixed version should be on its way
> to unstable fairly soon.

That's great!

> I've opened a separate glibc bug report to query whether this is
> considered to be a glibc bug - I don't think fixing it in every consumer
> of the getaddrinfo() API is something that can scale.

TBH, I haven't spotted any other package failing for this...
I reckon glib2.0 has a much more extensive testuite than most packages

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