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Re: fgrep fails to find grep during bootstrap

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: fgrep fails to find grep during bootstrap
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:40:16 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.0 (2016-08-17)

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 03:00:30PM +0200, Carlos Sánchez de La Lama wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to bootstrap for powerpc-linux. I have generated the
> tarballs and patched gnu/packages/bootstrap.scm to use them.
> However, I get an error during when creating %bootstrap-coreutils&co
> package. It specifies "fgrep" as program to test, but fgrep is a shell
> script, and altought the shebang is correctly patched, it needs "grep"
> binary in the path (which is not at this stage). fgrep does:
> exec grep -F "$@"
> so this can not work unless grep is available in PATH.
> Options would be to patch those scripts to use `dirname $0`/grep, or
> just test another program in package-from-tarball (the program testes
> used to be "true"). I am doing the latter to go on bootstraping.
> BR
> Carlos

I thought it was just me! I've been looking at that test error for a
while with my aarch64 machine(s) and trying to figure out what to do
with it.

have you tried it with reverting commit 
84cbe39c5a21495647ab6528715c42e4c5b94e83 ?

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