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Re: testsuite failures with current git master M4

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: testsuite failures with current git master M4
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:21:04 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-06-09)

* Eric Blake wrote on Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 06:41:20AM CEST:
> According to Ralf Wildenhues on 6/12/2009 4:26 AM:
> > seeing a couple of failures with current git master M4:
> > 
> > +++ /tmp/m4/build/tests/testsuite.dir/at-groups/40/stdout   2009-06-12 
> > 12:23:32.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -1,3 +1,3 @@
> > -m4: unrecognized option `--diversions=1'
> > +m4: unrecognized option '--diversions=1'
> Odd.  All of these failures look like they are related to getopt; perhaps
> there is some locale effect on the translation of the "`" in the getopt
> strings when using glibc instead of gnulib's version?  What version of
> glibc is this?

This is eglibc from Debian testing:

GNU C Library (EGLIBC) stable release version 2.9, by Roland McGrath et al.
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
Compiled by GNU CC version 4.3.3.
Compiled on a Linux >>2.6.26-2-amd64<< system on 2009-05-08.
Available extensions:
        crypt add-on version 2.1 by Michael Glad and others
        GNU Libidn by Simon Josefsson
        Native POSIX Threads Library by Ulrich Drepper et al
For bug reporting instructions, please see:

>  Can we figure out why ` was showing up as ', to determine
> whether I should relax the testsuite, or else improve gnulib to recognize
> this translation anomaly in the getopt output?

I still need to look into that.


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