#109 add support for nommu systems


Rather than hardcode the WIN32 define, add proper fork checks to the configure script and check those. This fixes building for nommu systems which lack the fork function.

While we're here though, add support for this functionality via vfork so that it does work on nommu systems. And fix an old bug where we exit properly in the forked child when the exec failed instead of just returning to the calling code (which isn't expecting it).


  • Guy Harris

    Guy Harris - 2010-12-01
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Guy Harris

    Guy Harris - 2010-12-01

    Checked into the trunk and 4.1 branches and pushed.

  • Denis Ovsienko

    Denis Ovsienko - 2013-11-06

    Administrators of the "tcpdump" SourceForge project have superseded this tracker item (formerly artifact 3120897, now patch 109) with issue 268 of the "tcpdump" GitHub project.


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