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[bug #61763] [PATCH] glob: Do not use realloc wrapper on FreeBSD

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #61763] [PATCH] glob: Do not use realloc wrapper on FreeBSD
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:20:23 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #61763 (project make):

Unfortunately the glob.c that comes from GNU make was copied from gnulib and
isn't really maintained by GNU make.  Doubly-unfortunately the glob.c that now
appears in the current gnulib is massively different AND cannot be used in any
environment that doesn't support a complete autoconf deployment (that is, a
full configure script with all the POSIX utilities that configure requires).

Since GNU make builds on, and is used by, DOS, Windows, and VMS users, none of
which have the ability to run configure natively, we're sort of between a rock
and a hard place.

We'll have to decide whether to keep the existing glob implementation, which
is extremely outdated and contains some known bugs as well as build issues
such as the one you raise, and tweak it, or replace it with the new
implementation and figure out how to handle the systems where configure can't
be invoked.


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