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bug#50239: [PATCH core-updates-frozen] gnu: diffutils: Fix signal proces

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: bug#50239: [PATCH core-updates-frozen] gnu: diffutils: Fix signal processing.
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 01:00:33 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Thiago Jung Bauermann <> writes:

> diffutils has a race condition in its signal processing code which is easy
> to trigger on powerpc64le-linux. More often than not, it causes the
> ‘colors’ test to fail and therefore the build of the package fails as well.
> Add the patch proposed in Debian bug 922552 which fixes the problem.
> * gnu/packages/patches/diffutils-fix-signal-processing.patch: New file.
> * gnu/ (dist_patch_DATA): Add it.
> * gnu/packages/base.scm (diffutils)[source]: Use it.
> ---

Applied with commit f234f5b0e120ea8cfa850440a428c3bc211b329b to
core-updates-frozen, and diffutils was updated to 3.8 with
57fd6d511c678eeee88f254c511847a56f86f85f there as well.


Thank you!


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