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Re: next release version of findutils?

From: Karl Nordström
Subject: Re: next release version of findutils?
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 17:09:51 +0200
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Hi Kamil, hi Bernhard,

thank you for the response and your input.

I played around with the git clone yesterday when I tried to understand what went wrong. Conda has a bias towards release versions with static URLs though, but with the help of your inputs I think I'm quite close to something satisfactory.

In the end I borrowed most of the patches from Fedora (Is there a good way to reference/cite them?) and worked around the quirks of the build systems.

When the new version comes out I will update the conda recipe.

Again, thank you for your help.



On 09.08.2018 08:40, Kamil Dudka wrote:
On Thursday, August 9, 2018 8:30:39 AM CEST Bernhard Voelker wrote:
On 08/08/2018 09:49 AM, Karl Nordström wrote:

I wanted to ask whether there is a new release for findutils comming up?

I want to add it to conda-forge and am having trouble passing make
check. Partly perhaps due to inexperience, but I think some of the tests
have been updated since 4.6.0. I think one such example is mbrtowc:


The build system is very bare-bones and I'm also having problems with
strftime and the 'ahistorical' tests. Here I haven't delved as deep.

Currently I lean towards skipping the tests. Would you be terribly
opposed to that?


Hi Karl,

indeed, a new cut of the GNU findutils is overdue: we have already 187
commits since v4.6.0 which was released around Xmas 2015.
I have a few things open on my side, but then need to find some time to do
the release together with James.

Re. the tests: in that situation, I'd try to skip the gnulib tests,
and only let the find/xargs tests run.  Or you can try with a new snapshot
tarball created with './bootstrap && ./configure && make all dist' from a
git clone.
... or just pick the upstream commit(s) to make the test-suite pass again,
as we do in Fedora:



Have a nice day,

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