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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 15:58:37 -0600
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Paul Eggert wrote:
Matthew Woehlke writes:
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'?

But the current idea is that you compile coreutils _with_ -O, and
'configure' finds a bug in 'long long int', so the code will then
assume that neither 'long long int' nor 'unsigned long long int' work,
and it won't depend on either type.

This should work with the most recent coreutils; have you tried it?

Not yet, been busy with other things. While I specifically remember m4 choking on some system function wanting 'intmax_t' (which makes me really nervous about removing 'long long' support), I can't find any occurrences of it in the system includes folders. What I'm wondering now is if an m4 header redeclared a system type or function that is going to be incorrect; again, I'll check when I get a chance (probably not until next week).

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.)

Please see page 18 of the June 2006 NonStop Software Roadmap
and look for the version numbers it mentions next to "unsigned long
long".  I'm afraid you'll have to take it from there; I don't use NSK.
If you're an HP customer, I'm sure if you call HP they'll tell you.

Unfortunately, the problem is "I" am not; I don't even have anyone to talk to in HP. I'm just the guy in development that has to build software on the beast, that would appreciate better (i.e. GNU) core software than what HP provides. But thanks for the link.

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

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