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bug#36747: Official MesCC bootstrap binaries differ from my locally buil

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#36747: Official MesCC bootstrap binaries differ from my locally built ones
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:38:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Mark,

Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:


>>> commit 82eaac49ac983f28768d6623d802f41cbd7f779b
>>> Author: Mark H Weaver <address@hidden>
>>> Date:   Thu Aug 15 16:44:36 2019 -0400
>>>   gnu: bash: Unconditionally configure PGRP_PIPE for *-linux systems.
>>>   * gnu/packages/patches/bash-linux-pgrp-pipe.patch: New file.
>>>   * gnu/local.mk (dist_patch_DATA): Add it.
>>>   * gnu/packages/bash.scm (bash)[source]: Add the patch.


>> OK.  The Bash change means we’re rebuilding from scratch on
>> architectures, not just x86.  So I’ll probably ungraft my Ghostscript
>> fix (466ff55c72959ba1499ce3ec69f534b3038eb30b) while we’re at it.
> Hmm, good point.  Perhaps we should postpone the Bash fix until the next
> core-updates cycle.  The problem was quite severe in bash-4.4, which
> builds incorrectly on linux-5.0 or later, but the issue in bash-5.0 is
> far less likely to cause problems in practice: it will build differently
> on linux-2.3 or earlier.
> What do you think?

Your call: if you think this Bash fix can be delayed without causing
problems, then please revert it and we’ll apply it on the next cycle.
That would allow us to merge ‘core-updates’ more quickly for sure!


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