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bug#7981: error in getopt1.c library file of the coreutils project (from

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#7981: error in getopt1.c library file of the coreutils project (from the http download)
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 08:03:51 -0700
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On 02/04/2011 07:45 AM, Robert Dell wrote:
> This is being emailed to you because you are the maintainers of the
> coreutils project.  I don't know who is responsible
> but one of you four should be able to get this done.  The information
> about who maintains this project may even be obsolete and if so, I
> apologize for that.

The better place to mail would be the coreutils mailing list itself, not
random developers.  address@hidden (cc'd).

> from this download:
> http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-8.9.tar.gz
> line 40 you have
> getopt_long (int argc, char *__getopt_argv_const *argv, const char
> *options,
> it should be
> getopt_long (int argc, char *__getopt_argv_const, char *argv, const char
> *options,

No, it should not be.  __getopt_argv_const is a macro that expands
either to the empty string or to const, depending on your system.

> it errors out if otherwise.

What platform and what error?  Unless you can give us more details, we
have to assume the bug is in your setup and not in coreutils.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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