dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Oct 6 23:04:16 PDT 2008
DJ Lucas wrote:
> DJ Lucas wrote:
>> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Noted in DJ's book (I'll continue to refer to it as that
>>> even though his book is what will be SVN, he's the one
>>> that got all this stuff going) that we've dropped the
>>> i18n patch for Coreutils. IIRC, upstream won't touch it,
>>> and I think I remember there may have been a discussion
>>> about it here, but I want to revisit it to ensure that
>>> we're all good dropping it and/or keeping it.
>>> Alexander may have some good info here, as others may
>>> also, but I want to ensure the community is agreed as to
>>> the direction we take.
>>> I'm not an i18n person, so I really cannot contribute
>>> anything worthwhile other than bringing it up here.
>>> I'm going to update Coreutils to 6.12 without the patch
>>> and we can always add it if we determine it should be
>>> there. I simply don't know if it should or should not be.
>> That patch has been buggy in the past. The current upstream version of
>> it does not apply to raw Coreutils-6.12, and it has been rejected by
>> upstream in the past. While I can certainly munge that patch into
>> applying, I do not have any reliable way to test the changes other than
>> witnessing no change.
> Must have been more than 2 months and 2 weeks since I tested it. The
> current patch applies (with fuzz and offset). It does not build in the
> host system (BLFS-6.3) however.
The testsuite fails to run to completion, first because nobody doesn't
have write permissions to config.log, then misc/cut test fails. Needs
investigation. Added config.log to chown command, and added -k to non
root checks. For right now, it is just known to fail. I'll see if I
can dig up some info on it.
-- DJ Lucas
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