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Re: workaround for virtualpc bug

From: Christoph Egger
Subject: Re: workaround for virtualpc bug
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 21:57:12 +0200 (MEST)

> Hi Christoph,
> * Christoph Egger wrote on Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 03:00:21PM CEST:
> >
> > The following condition must be met to reproduce the virtualpc bug:
> > 
> > - VirtualPC must run in the background or in the dock
> > - you must link a module and use -export-symbols
> > - $output_objdir/$libname.filter must be empty
> Wow.


> > When the conditions are met and the error appears, then you see
> > this error:
> > 
> > Cannot export : symbol not defined
> > Creating library file: $output_objdir/$libname.dll.a
> > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status *snip*
> > The patch works around the bug in virtualpc by not operating
> > on an empty file.
> Wouldn't this rather be a bug in sed?

If this is a bug in sed, why wouldn't it have been catched earlier?

I mean, if it is a sed bug rather one in virtualpc, then there
should be more platforms where this issue is reproducable.

> > The patch has been reviewed and okey'd by Peter Ekberg (who
> > originally wrote the piece of code the patch touches).
> Does this simpler patch also work?

No, this patch does not work. hmm... so my patch is more likely
to work around a bug in sed than in virtualpc then ...?

> Which sed version is this, by the way?

This is GNU sed 4.1.4.

> Cheers,
> Ralf



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