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Re: coreutils-6.4 released (stable)

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: coreutils-6.4 released (stable)
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 13:02:37 -0600
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Paul Eggert wrote:
Matthew Woehlke wrote (via Eric Blake's kind reposting):
Ok. Using the latest snapshot Eric provided me with, m4 fails to build
on Tandem NSK/OSS. Using the above, *plus* this patch:
both 'make' and 'make check' succeed.

As Bruno mentioned in
he'd rather not head down this path due to the high cost/benefit
ratio.  Even if M4 builds with the abovementioned patch, the approach
will likely cause runtime misbehaviors -- almost certainly in
coreutils, and quite possibly also in M4.

Perhaps there's a better way.  In
I asked Matthew Woehlke why the patch was actually needed -- as it's
not 100% clear to me -- and that hasn't been followed up on yet.

...it's needed because there is no 'unsigned long long' and the aforementioned patch removes several codepaths that depend on 'unsigned long long'? (And the message Eric re-posted - which does indeed seem to have not shown up? - was actually posted in follow-up to the aforementioned message.)

You keep mentioning "the new compiler". Personally, I always have a heck of a time trying to find *anything* about NSK on HP's site; would you happen to have a link to any information? Would you happen to know if it is available as a free upgrade? (If not, I very much doubt I would be able to upgrade.)

p.s. I know I don't usually CC you (used to Cygwin etiquette, plus I know you read the list) but I'm going to make an exception; can you please tell me if this looks like it is still not making it to the list? Since I would obviously like to know why...

"What's Cygwin?" you ask.
'Tis mostly absurd software
Concerning hippos.

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