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Re: working strerror_r not properly detected

From: exg
Subject: Re: working strerror_r not properly detected
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 10:35:21 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11-2006-06-08

> Having built grep from CVS, I hit a problem: when trying to search a 
> pattern in a non-existent file, it produces this message:
>   src/grep: notafile: []
> where the [] is some unprintable unicode character.  This happens 
> because in line 170 of lib/error.c HAVE_WORKING_STRERROR_R appears 
> not to be defined.  (When I define it, it works as it should.)  But 
> during ./configure it seems to be detected okay:
>   checking whether strerror_r returns char *... yes
> What is going wrong here?

That's because it is not using the macro in m4/strerror_r.m4 but the one
included in autoconf-2.5, which defines STRERROR_R_CHAR_P instead; the
attached patch should fix it.

Emanuele Giaquinta
Index: lib/error.c
RCS file: /sources/grep/grep/lib/error.c,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -b -B -r1.2 error.c
--- lib/error.c 2 May 2005 09:47:48 -0000       1.2
+++ lib/error.c 26 Jun 2006 08:27:53 -0000
@@ -167,7 +167,7 @@
 #if defined HAVE_STRERROR_R || _LIBC
       char errbuf[1024];
       fprintf (stderr, ": %s", __strerror_r (errnum, errbuf, sizeof errbuf));
 # else
       /* Don't use __strerror_r's return value because on some systems

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