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Re: [Nmh-workers] OpenBSD added to the buildbot cluster

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] OpenBSD added to the buildbot cluster
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:17:49 -0500

Pascal wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:52:54 -0500, David Levine wrote:
> > test-manpages fails because of a slew of these:
> > 
> >   man8/post.8:1: warning: unbalanced .el request
> > 
> > Any ideas?
> To me, this looks like it could be caused by a local patch to
> an-old.tmac that's applied in the OpenBSD groff port.  CC'ing Ingo
> Schwarze, our roff guru. :)

Thanks.  Adding -Wel to our groff invocation (this is in a test)
shut them up.

> > Also, any ideas on how to squelch these:
> > 
> >   warning: strcpy() is almost always misused, please use strlcpy()
> > 
> > Based on a very quick web search, it looks like they're from the
> > linker and there's no easy way.  We could filter them out of the
> > linker output.
> Well, the proper way to get rid of them is to not use unsafe APIs ...

Not everyone agrees, reportedly including the glibc maintainers:

> But of course, that's a major development decision and would require
> lots of care to do properly.

Right.  I'll trust that the approx. 150 occurrences in nmh are
safe and just filter out the warnings.


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