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Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: sed-4.3.20-e9ab

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [platform-testers] new snapshot available: sed-4.3.20-e9ab
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 16:17:18 -0800

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 01/31/2017 12:34 PM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>>> Not long after the release of 4.3, we learned about a bug that
>>> could cause sed to segfault, so this is a bug-fix release,
>>> along with some portability fixes and documentation additions.
>>> Here is the sole NEWS entry:
>>> ** Bug fixes
>>>   sed could segfault when invoked with specific combination of newlines
>>>   in the input and regex pattern. [Bug introduced in sed-4.3]
>>> Please give this a workout on any system you care about.
>>> I expect to make a release very quickly. Possibly even tomorrow.
>> sed.git fails to compile on Cygwin:
>> sed/compile.c: In function 'savchar':
>> sed/compile.c:259:15: error: format '%x' expects argument of type
>> 'unsigned int', but argument 2 has type 'int' [-Werror=format=]
>>          panic("Called savchar() with unexpected pushack (%x)",
>>                ^
> Thanks again for the report.
> I expect to push this fix to address that.
> Surprised that I've seen no other build detect the (nominal?) problem.

I've pushed that, along with a small gnulib update, and am about to
make one more test release, expecting to release sed-4.4 tomorrow.

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