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Re: [PATCH 5/6] test-strftime: test for Solaris bug

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/6] test-strftime: test for Solaris bug
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:38:09 +0000
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On 22/12/15 21:48, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> Oh Solaris has the same issue?
> Sorry, I thought your earlier messages said so; if not then please ignore my 
> noise about Solaris.
>> So you mean warn, rather than fail or ignore in this case?
> This depends on whether the failure is due to gnulib (in which case we should 
> fail, and should fix the gnulib bug) or in the C library (in which case we 
> should just warn).  If on Darwin the shell command
> TZ='NZST-12NZDT,M9.5.0,M4.1.0/3' date -r0
> outputs the string "Thu Jan  1 12:00:00 NZST 1970", then the C library is 
> clearly buggy. If not, we should investigate further. The above example 
> assumes 
> Darwin 'date', not GNU date, so it uses the -r0 option; GNU date would have 
> address@hidden 
> instead.

darwin14> TZ='NZST-12NZDT,M9.5.0,M4.1.0/3' /bin/date -r0
Thu Jan  1 12:00:00 NZST 1970

darwin14> TZ='NZST-12NZDT,M9.5.0,M4.1.0/3' 
/tmp/coreutils-8.24.119-f8a9c/src/date address@hidden
Thu Jan  1 12:00:00 NZST 1970

Since we don't replace localtime() a warning is appropriate,
and which I've now pushed.


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