bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 07:58:28 PST 2017
Pierre Labastie wrote:
> On 03/12/2017 02:30, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I think we have a problem with itstool. I was trying to build gnumeric
>> and itstool gives a segfault. I can work around the problem by
>> disabling the generation of non-english docs:
>> sed -i '/^HELP_LINGUAS/d' docs/Makefile.in
>> but that is a hack to gnumeric for a problem with itstool. A program
>> should never segfault no matter what the input is. I'll note that we
>> have had problems with itstool before.
>> My question is whether we should revert to an earlier version of itstool
>> and if so, which one. It could be the latest before the 2.x versions,
>> itstool-1.2.0. Or perhaps version 2.0.2 that still uses python2.
>> Or I can add my hack to the gnumeric page.
>> Which way should we go?
> There are (were) two reasons for the segfault in itstool when building
> gnumeric: one in itstool itself, which was fixed by the patch on itstool
> page, and another one in libxml2, fixed by the patch now on the libxml2
> page... Have you recompiled libxml2 with the patch?
Thank you! I did have the patch to itstool, but I had not updated libxml2
to version 2.9.7 and did not have the patch for that. Rebuilding solved
the gnumeric problem.
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