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Re: [PATCH] Gracefully handle incompatible locale data

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Gracefully handle incompatible locale data
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:32:22 +0200
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Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:

> [Removed libc-alpha from the CC list]
> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> With libc 2.22 people are starting to realize that libc does not
>> guarantee that it can load locale data built with another libc version,
>> but they learn it the hard way:
>>   loadlocale.c:130: _nl_intern_locale_data: Assertion `cnt < (sizeof 
>> (_nl_value_type_LC_COLLATE) / sizeof (_nl_value_type_LC_COLLATE[0]))' failed.
> FYI, this is the cause of the test suite failures of our 'guix' packages
> on the core-updates branch.  It occurs during the "wrap-program, one
> input, multiple calls" test in tests/build-utils.  See below for the
> relevant excerpt from test-suite.log.

This test runs the bootstrap Bash, which is linked against an old libc,
hence the failure.

I think this is fixed by 12cd4dd.

There’s a couple of other test failures that need to be fixed in both
branches before we can update the ‘guix-devel’ snapshot though.


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