Re: Sv: pppd broken in 2.1.102?

Trevor Johnson (
Mon, 18 May 1998 15:02:46 -0700 (PDT)

Truxton King Fulton II wrote:

> This was discussed on linux-kernel a while ago. The problem as Martin Mares
> wrote is in the parsing of the kernel version in pppd. You need to fix the
> pppd source yourself and recompile pppd. The latest pppd does not contain
> the fix. Look for strcmp(utsname.release, "2.1.16") in pppd/sys-linux.c
> and replace these expressions with (1). This is because all kernels >=
> 2.1.100 compare less than "2.1.16" stringwise. Alternately you can hack
> your pppd binary and replace "2.1.16" with "2.1.00".

Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 16:22:49 +1000
From: Paul Mackerras <>
Subject: ppp-2.3.5 out now

ppp-2.3.5 is now available in
It no longer uses strcmp for testing the version number of the running
kernel, so it should hopefully work on 2.1.100. (I don't currently
have a machine running pre-100 to test it on.)

Paul Mackerras.

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