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Re: current gnulib regex breaks in gawk

From: Dmitry V. Levin
Subject: Re: current gnulib regex breaks in gawk
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:40:11 +0300

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 01:43:58PM -0600, arnold@skeeve.com wrote:
> "Dmitry V. Levin" <ldv@altlinux.org> wrote:
> > I've just tried to build the latest commit gawk-5.1.0-260-gde598391 from
> > gawk-5.1-stable branch.  Unfortunately, the result executable uses a
> > private glibc interface:
> > $ nm gawk |grep GLIBC_PRIVATE
> >                  U __libc_dynarray_resize@GLIBC_PRIVATE
> > This makes it unusable at least in GNU/Linux distributions.
> Can you explain how this makes it unusable?  I see this on Ubuntu
> but the gawk executables run just fine.
> What, really, is the problem here?  I don't understand.

Well, GLIBC_PRIVATE is a private glibc interface intended for use by
various parts of glibc itself, it can change (and does change from time
to time) without providing backwards compatibility, any symbol in
GLIBC_PRIVATE can disappear or change its semantics during glibc update.
Consequently, packages are not allowed to have dependencies on


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