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RE: gzip 1.3.6 broken on Tandem NSK/OSS

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: RE: gzip 1.3.6 broken on Tandem NSK/OSS
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 19:12:39 -0800

Paul Eggert wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke writes:
> > gzip 1.3.6 does not build on Tandem NSK/OSS because it uses fchdir, 
> > which does not exist on NSK/OSS. This was added in gzip 1.3.5. Is 
> > there a replacement for this function (e.g. in gnulib)? Can its use
> > removed/conditionalized?
> I don't know of any replacement.
> Its use should be removable, but I'd rather have you do the grunt work
> since this is low priority on non-obsolete platforms.  Can you please
> explain more how fchdir got in there?  gzip itself doesn't invoke

Huh. Actually, looking again, the occurrences are all in lib/ (gnulib?),
something probably went awry (for the record, there are no occurrences
the 1.3.5 sources I have). I see lib/config.h does *not* have
defined, but I'm not seeing the checks for this to match the calls grep
turned up. Offhand guess would be it's being called without checking if
it exists? I'll investigate further but I don't have time this instant.
Anyway, thanks for keeping me honest as to where the fault is :-).

(btw, I see my second post hitting the archives now, but not the first,
I'll re-ask... is bugs-gzip new, and more importantly can I get it on


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