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[bug-diffutils] bug#24137: bug#24137: bug#24137: [platform-testers] new

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [bug-diffutils] bug#24137: bug#24137: bug#24137: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: diffutils-3.3.57-a37c
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2016 11:21:15 -0700

On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM, Assaf Gordon <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello Jim, Dagobert,
> On 08/05/2016 11:03 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>>> Unfortunately I cannot bootstrap right now as my gettext is too old and I
>>> haven’t finished
>>> an updated package yet, so I guess I’ll have to wait for the next
>>> bootstrapped tarball.
>> Thanks for trying.
>> Please let me know the GNU make version: gmake --version should print it.
>> Also, you can apply that patch to the Makefile.in (not .am) file in
>> the latest pre-release tarball to test it without having to
>> re-bootstrap everything.
>> If I'm going to commit a work-around patch like that, I'd like to know
>> why (have to explain in the commit log, after all), and to be sure
>> that it is actually a fix. Notice how /bin/sh is mentioned in your
>> diagnostic. I wouldn't be surprised if it is involved.
> A temporary tarball with the extra patch is here:
>   http://files.housegordon.org/tmp/diffutils-3.3.58-4e2b3.tar.xz
> With it, there are no test failures on various machines I used,
> including OpenSolaris 5.10/5.11 x86/sparc.
> I'm testing on the OpenCSW machines (generously provided by Dagobert),
> but it's possible my environment differs.
> I'm using:
> PATH=/usr/gnu/bin:/usr/xpg6/bin:/usr/xpg4/bin/:/opt/csw/bin:usr/sfw/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
> SHELL=/opt/csw/bin/bash
> On 5.11 it's gnu-make 3.82,
> On 5.10 it's a non-gnu make.

Thank you.
With that, I will soon push the attached (reformatted) patch and make
one more snapshot.

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