FTBFS with glibc-2.16 (due to outdated gnulib)

Bug #1079768 reported by Wookey on 2012-11-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gettext (Debian)
Fix Released
gettext (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

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

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tags: added: patch
Changed in gettext (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Thanks for the debdiff. I corrected the target series to "raring", changed the version to, and added bug references to your changelog entry.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gettext -

gettext ( raring; urgency=low

  * Resynchronise with Debian NEW (LP: #1079768). Remaining changes:
    - Build Java components with gcj.
    - Throw away /usr/lib/gettext/gnu.gettext*; we don't need them.
    - Explicitly configure with --disable-csharp.
    - Keep gettext.jar in /usr/share/gettext instead of moving it to
    - Drop autopoint recommends of gettext. It pulls in git and
      other sizable packages which make the CDs explode.

gettext ( unstable; urgency=low

  * Split out libgettextpo-dev and libasprintf-dev for multiarch
    dependencies. Thanks to P.J McDermott for core patch. Closes: #683751.
  * Fix FTBFS on eglibc-2.16 (gets removal/outdated gnulib). Closes: #693361.
  * Thanks a lot to Colin Watson and Wookey, as they did all the work.
  * Keep autosprintf.info.gz in gettext for now, for safety.
  * Note: This is a "conservative release" which tries to be nice with
    autobuilders using unstable. After the release of wheezy, the following
    changes will be made: a) Change gettext Depends on the new -dev packages
    to just Recommends, and b) Drop libgettextsrc.so and libgettextlib.so,
    as those libraries are for internal use only and not meant to be used
    by other packages. Those changes will be made *regardless* of this release
    entering wheezy or not. Debian derivatives (like Ubuntu) are welcome to
    do them now, as it is what will eventually happen in Debian.
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:16:38 +0000

Changed in gettext (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gettext (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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