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Re: re_compile_pattern change

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: re_compile_pattern change
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 12:33:23 +0000

On 12/25/06, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
The 'tar' version is correct.  But this is not an Autoconf issue; it
is a gnulib version issue.  The gnulib fix (dated March 25) is here:


but apparently findutils is running with an older version of gnulib.

I don't see any reason findutils shouldn't be using the latest CVS
gnulib.  I'll CC: this to address@hidden to give the findutils
maintainers a heads-up on the bug.

I'll consider myself notified.    Apart from that bugfix are there any
other essential changes I should import, or are you suggesting I
update the whole of gnulib to current CVS?

I am using an older version of gnulib because I try to change the
stable release series of findutils only to fix bugs.   Updating to the
newest current release of gnulib every time I release findutils seemed
to me to be a lot of code churn; the gnulib code usually changes more
than the findutils code, at least for the stable releases of

I don't have an effective mechanism (other than diff -r) of figuring
out what changes occurred in gnulib between two releases of findutils,
either.  That also makes me reluctant to routinely update gnulib from


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