mark obsolete usage of fold

Peter S. Mazinger ps.m at gmx.net
Mon Dec 12 07:30:23 UTC 2005


On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, John Kelly wrote:

> On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:26:10 +0100 (CET), Peter S Mazinger
> <ps.m at gmx.net> wrote:
> 
> >> Since an extern __progname is already available, changing error.c to
> >> output the basename of __progname gets the coreutils tests working
> >> right.  Otherwise, many of them fail due to the simple fact that the
> >> tests expect to see the program name in the output.
> 
> >You understood/reacted wrong imho. uClibc does not want to be GNU 
> >compliant. it tries only to be SuSv3 compliant. There are no GNU 
> >extensions expected to be added (ask Erik, he may decide otherwise), those 
> >being already there are probably because w/o them you can't really use 
> >uClibc in real world.
> 
> If your "real world" includes GNU coreutils tests, uclibc is not
> usable.
> 
> 
> >Come up w/ a patch that is option guarded (CONFIG_GNU_COMPAT?)
> 
> Printing the program name in the error.c message is a trivial change,
> hardly an "extension."  But it makes a big difference if you want to
> run coreutils tests.
> 
> 
> >I can imagine it either be added, or begin putting proposed stuff
> >somewhere into the repository.
> 
> I've solved the problem for myself, so I'll just maintain my own
> patches, and the uclibc devs can stay in their comfort zone.

Keep it secret then

Peter

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