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Re: re_compile_pattern change

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: re_compile_pattern change
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 17:28:02 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> One difference I noted in the test code used between tar-1.16.1 and
> findutils-4.2.29 (2.60 vs 2.60a) was:
> tar:       s = re_compile_pattern ("a[[:]:]]b\n", 11, &regex);
> findutils: s = re_compile_pattern ("a[:]:]b\n", 9, &regex);
> A printf in both shows that tar says "Invalid character class name" as the
> comment in the code says it should. findutils says null causing an exit
> code of 1 and the test to fail.

The 'tar' version is correct.  But this is not an Autoconf issue; it
is a gnulib version issue.  The gnulib fix (dated March 25) is here:


but apparently findutils is running with an older version of gnulib.

I don't see any reason findutils shouldn't be using the latest CVS
gnulib.  I'll CC: this to address@hidden to give the findutils
maintainers a heads-up on the bug.

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