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bug#17639: new snapshot available: grep-2.19.12-96bd

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#17639: new snapshot available: grep-2.19.12-96bd
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 07:34:51 -0700

On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>>    http://meyering.net/grep/grep-2.19.12-96bd.tar.xz
> I've built and run "make check" on the following platforms:
> Ubuntu 13.04 x86-64
> Fedora 20 x86-64
> RHEL 6.5 x86-64
> Solaris 10 sparc (32 and 64)
> Solaris 11.1 x86-64
> IRIX 6.5 mips GCC 3.4.6 (as the system CC won't compile C99 code)
> AIX 7.1 xlc power (32 and 64)

Nice!  Thanks for all the testing!

> The only problems I ran into were on AIX 7.1.  I don't think they're
> serious, but here are the details if you're interested.
> In 64-bit mode I had to set OBJECT_MODE=64 in the environment, as well as
> build with 'CC=xlc -q64'; otherwise the AR make actions wouldn't work when
> building the .a files.  This is a bit of an annoyance to remember but is no
> big deal.
> The Gnulib exclude tests failed due to a missing pthread library; I fixed
> this in gnulib commit a14d4c0c7c41c726497673825abd832d9cad74b9.
> The Gnulib test test-fcntl-h.c won't compile because xlc's preprocessor
> supports only 32-bit arithmetic in #if, which means that expressions like
> "#if O_TTY_INIT" don't work correctly when O_TTY_INIT ==
> 0x0000004000000000L, as it does on AIX.  Sheesh.  At this point I gave up
> trying to port gnulib tests to AIX.  (The grep tests proper all passed or
> skipped.)

Indeed.  Thanks for the details.

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