FTBFS with glibc-2.16 (due to outdated gnulib)

Bug #1079750 reported by Wookey on 2012-11-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tar (Debian)
Fix Released
tar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

tar 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.

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Wookey (wookey) wrote :
Changed in tar (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed

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tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package tar - 1.26-4ubuntu2

tar (1.26-4ubuntu2) raring; urgency=low

  * Fix FTBFS when building against eglibc-2.16 (LP: #1079750).
 -- Wookey <email address hidden> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:07:36 +0000

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