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[bug-diffutils] bug#24121: bug#24121: new snapshot available: diffutils-

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [bug-diffutils] bug#24121: bug#24121: new snapshot available: diffutils-3.3.52-e974
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:44:49 -0700

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 9:35 PM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 8:38 PM, Assaf Gordon <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>> On Jul 31, 2016, at 21:15, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> Here's a new snapshot:
>>>> [...]
>>>> http://meyering.net/diff/diffutils-3.3.52-e974.tar.xz
>>>> Changes in diffutils since 3.3.50-0353:
>>>> Jim Meyering (2):
>>>>      tests: colors: fix a portability problem and work around a shell bug
>>>>      maint: remove gl/lib/reg*.c.diff; no longer needed
>>> With this update, no more failures on the tested gnu/linux system, but few 
>>> failures on others (BSDs, Mac OS X, AIX, OpenSolaris).
>>> For BSD/Mac OS X/AIX, it seems the 'color' test uses 'touch --date' which 
>>> is a gnu extension and is not available.
>>> Perhaps that leads to other failures.
>>> For OpenSolaris 5.10 (both i86pc and sparc) 'make check' does not complete 
>>> (perhaps an old shell syntax issue).
>>> For GNU Hurd 0.7, the test 'brief-vs-stat-zero-kernel-lies' fails.
>> Great! Thanks again for all of that quick feedback.
>> So far I've only looked at the solaris 5.10 build failure, and wrote
>> the attached that I hope will fix it. It upgrades to the
>> infrastructure (forgot I hadn't yet done it for diffutils) that is
>> used already to good effect in at least grep, sed, coreutils. Would
>> you please let me know if this fixes it?
> I've gone ahead and pushed that with a tweak to make envvars check one
> more variable name: GREP_OPTIONS.

Thanks again for all the testing, Assaf.
Would you please see what the hurd test expected?
If you rerun it with this patch, the usual testsuite.log file will
include details:

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