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Re: Problems building coreutils HEAD against gnulib HEAD

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Problems building coreutils HEAD against gnulib HEAD
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 18:56:23 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

James Youngman wrote:
> I found I had been testing with a sufficiently out-of-date gnulib to
> prevent coreutils' "make dist" from working.  I updated it and now
> "bootstrap" doesn't work :)

Building coreutils is somewhat involved because it needs quite new
versions of a number of dependencies.  It is not as simple as I would
like.  But having said all of that coreutils is building for me using
the latest gnulib.  Take a peek.


> Should I be using a slightly older version of gnulb to build git
> coreutils?   Is there any mapping between compatible revisions?

gnulib often breaks downstream tools but today's version is working
for me.

> $ for dir in $(pwd) gnulib; do ( cd $dir && pwd -P && git show-ref
> HEAD ); echo; done
> /home/james/source/GNU/coreutils/coreutils
> b8108fd2ddf77ae79cd014f4f37798a52be13fd1 refs/remotes/origin/HEAD
> /home/james/source/GNU/coreutils/coreutils/gnulib
> 82909c26caea8467049abef573cbd3954dc5c444 refs/remotes/origin/HEAD

Same as the versions here.  In addition to standard things I also have
autoconf-2.61, automake-70bca13b, gettext-1.16.1, and m4-1.4.8.  Those
are the versions that are building for me.

> ./bootstrap: aclocal --force -I m4 ...
> aclocal: aclocal: file `m4/isnan.m4' does not exist
> 1

Not sure about that.  Perhaps it would help to compare the bootstrap
output you are getting to the output here:


Somewhere there is a system test that is behaving differently.


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