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bug#29537: Core updates broken

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: bug#29537: Core updates broken
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:43:08 +0100
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:
>> Gábor Boskovits <address@hidden> writes:
>>> It seems, that we have a breakage in current core-updates. m4, gettext, and
>>> at least a few other packages fail to build.
>> Hello!
>> The problem is that the glibc version string is used a couple of places
>> to determine where locales are found.
>> The attached patch fixes it, though I'm not sure if it's the best
>> approach.  Thoughts?
> Thank you.
> I find it a little ugly to replace the exact version string with only
> the major+minor version substring.  Why can’t we use the full version
> string?

I think it's because "glibc-versioned-locpath.patch" uses the libc
VERSION constant.

Perhaps we could substitute glibcs "version.h", but that might break
other things.  Or introduce a different variable, say
GUIX_GLIBC_VERSION, and use that.  WDYT?

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