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Re: dd.c crash coreutils-5.97

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: dd.c crash coreutils-5.97
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 13:16:45 -0700
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Martin Ellis <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm working around it by using "unset LANG" before the backup
> script is run.

Thanks for following up.  LC_ALL='C' should be a bit safer.

I think we've figured out the problem: a missing dependency in the
coreutils build process.  Coreutils requires gettext 0.15 and
sometimes dumps core if you link it against an older version.  So you
should be able to fix the problem by linking to gettext 0.15 (or

The dependency-checking bug was fixed in CVS coreutils here, using
Eric Blake's suggestion:


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