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[Fwd: [Fwd: md5sum & tr]]
Jan Eggert Kofoed
[Fwd: [Fwd: md5sum & tr]]
Wed, 08 Nov 2000 22:14:19 +0100
I have found v.2, no problems on Linux, try HP tomorrow at work.
Jan Eggert Kofoed wrote:
> I am sorry for bothering you, but now I see that my version 1.22 is too old,
> since it has been reported that 1.22q fixes the HP-UX problem with
> core-dump. Should I get version 2.0? Where do I get it?
> Best regards
> Jan Eggert Kofoed wrote:
> > First of all I want to express gratitude and admiration for those
> > indivuduals making it possible for us to have available so much free
> > software of high quality. I receive a lot more than I give, but when I
> > stumble over findings I want to put them to your attention. I am willing
> > to investigate any modification you suggest on the
> > platforms/configurations I have access to in order to test solutions you
> > may suggest.
> > I have downloaded the textutils package with time stamps around 19990127
> > because I needed md5sum to run on HP workstations. Exeuting configure
> > and make made the programs of the package readily available, and md5sum
> > ran as expected when I was creating the digital signatures for the
> > files. Simple tests gave the same results as other version of program
> > (Linux, Cygnus on NT and Windows 95 platforms). There was only one
> > problem: using the -c option for checing of the signatures caused
> > segmentation violation. The problem was found to be attributable to the
> > fact that 'getline' was not made part of the library (forgot the name).
> > There were no problems during linking of the programs. Using a debugger
> > I saw that getline returned without reading anything, and subsequently
> > the code failed (free on memory not allocated, I think). Modification of
> > the generated Makefile by adding ../lib/getline.c mended the situation
> > perfectly. This was tested on HP-UX 10.10 and 10.20, with some old C
> > compilers.
> > I also tested the package extraction and installation on Linux. Here
> > compilation failed on tr:
> > gcc -DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/local/share/locale\" -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.. -I.
> > -I../lib -I../intl -g -O2 -c tr.c
> > tr.c:234: macro `stpcpy' used without args
> > make: *** [tr.o] Error 1
> > Removing the forward-declaration made the program compile, and
> > tests/tr-tests made no complaints.
> > I have gained what I need from the download (md5sum on HP-UX), but the
> > information above is supplied to you in the case you find it helpfull.
> > Please let me know, if I can help you further in investigation of the
> > problem, if you deem it beneficial.
> > Best regards
> > Jan Eggert Kofoed
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