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FTBFS with glibc-2.16 (due to outdated gnulib)

Reported by Wookey on 2012-11-16
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Bug Description

diffutils does not build against eglibc-2.16 due to gets having been removed
but embedded gnulib in package still referring to it.

Upstream bug links are in the patch.

This patch makes it work by #ifdefing the offending line but the proper
fix is a new upstream release using a newer gnulib. Preferably by syncing from debian.

Wookey (wookey) wrote :
Wookey (wookey) wrote :

Rather than just apply this patch it's better to just sync with upstream Debian unstable for this package as it has autoconf arm64 updates and cross-build fixes already included.

Changed in diffutils (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed

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

I fixed this independently earlier (on top of the Debian sync you mentioned).

diffutils (1:3.2-7ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  * Avoid assuming that gets is declared.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:39:50 +0000

Changed in diffutils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in diffutils (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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