[blfs-dev] More breakage from icu_61 (sic)

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Aug 15 10:10:41 PDT 2018

I've just been test-compiling the packages which require Berkeley
DB, one of which is evolution-data-server.  Since that part of gnome
has not yet been updated, I tried the version in the book (3.28.0).

GCC made a suggestion about icu_62, so I looked at fedora : nothing,
but they were already using a 3.29 version when they moved to icu
62.  Then I looked in git - the fix was back in April, for icu 61.

commit 4d53769b4b4c2753f4e7d0a956c6876d6792129a
Author: Hussam Al-Tayeb <me at hussam.eu.org>
Date:   Mon Apr 16 13:38:33 2018 +0200

    Bug 795295 - Fails to compile after icu 61.1 upgrade (icu::UnicodeString)

The change is minimal, just a couple of headers.  But I won't fix it
because I'm sure Douglas or DJ will pick up 3.28.5 which of course
includes this fix.

Just commenting to show how long things can remain broken.

           Entropy not found, thump keyboard to continue

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