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Re: [Bug-tar] 1.16.1: T-null.at vs. echo backslash interpretation

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] 1.16.1: T-null.at vs. echo backslash interpretation
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 16:40:42 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Christian Weisgerber <address@hidden> writes:

> The T-null regression test erroneously fails on OpenBSD (and probably
> some other platforms as well).  The problem is that the expected
> output string
> ...
> [jeden\ndwa
> trzy
> ],
> ...
> is passed on to the echo(1) command in the generated testsuite script:

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'.

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