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Re: [Bug-tar] [GNU tar 1.16.1] testsuite: 6 failed

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] [GNU tar 1.16.1] testsuite: 6 failed
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 16:43:43 -0800
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address@hidden (Paul Jarc) writes:

> +++ 
> /package/host/code.dogmap.org/foreign/tar-1.16.1+spf+0/compile/src/tar-1.16.1/tests/testsuite.dir/at-stdout
>        2006-12-13 01:07:53.000000000 -0500
> @@ -1,4 +1,3 @@
> -jeden
> -dwa
> +jeden\ndwa
>  trzy

Thanks for reporting that.  I think this is actually a bug in
Autoconf, not tar.  It is fixed in Autoconf 2.61a
<ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.61a.tar.gz>, which uses
"printf '%s\n'" rather than 'echo' to handle troublesome strings like

You should be able to apply the fix by installing Autoconf 2.61a,
touching tar's configure.ac, and then running 'make'.  (Admittedly
this is not always easy for the typical installer to do.)

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