FTBFS with glibc-2.16 (due to outdated gnulib)

Bug #1081220 reported by Wookey on 2012-11-20
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coreutils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

coreutils doesn't build against eglibc due to outdated gnulib referring to gets which has been removed in this release.

This patch fixes that in a fairly simple-minded manner.

A better fix is a new upstream release with a newer gnulib. the 8.20 in Debian unstable is such a release. (That version needs a different fix to cross-build)

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tags: added: patch
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This was already fixed independently in raring.

coreutils (8.13-3.2ubuntu3) raring; urgency=low

  * Add debian/tests/: autopkgtest for running a subset of the upstream tests
    against the system installed binaries. The other upstream tests need a
    built tree, and are run during package build. (LP: #1073445)
  * Add 01_gnulib-gets.dpatch: Avoid assuming that gets is declared in bundled
    gnulib. Backported from upstream gnulib SVN to fix FTBFS.

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:21:20 +0100

Changed in coreutils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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