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Re: Texinfo 6.7 released

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: Texinfo 6.7 released
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 19:52:02 +0100

On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 1:58 PM Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> Did you make any changes since the last pretest?

Nothing that would have introduced this error.

> Trying to build this on MS-Windows with MinGW, Perl crashes when
> generating texinfo.info:
>   if TEXINFO_DEV_SOURCE=1 ; export TEXINFO_DEV_SOURCE ;  top_srcdir=".." ; 
> export top_srcdir ;  top_builddir=".." ; export top_builddir ; 
> /d/usr/Perl/bin/perl ../tp/texi2any   -I . \
>    -o texinfo.info `test -f 'texinfo.texi' || echo './'`texinfo.texi; \
>   then \
>     rc=0; \
>   else \
>     rc=$?; \
>     $restore $backupdir/* `echo "./texinfo.info" | sed 's|[^/]*$||'`; \
>   fi; \
>   rm -rf $backupdir; exit $rc
>   Free to wrong pool 3f5d48 not 40f015b at ..\tp/Texinfo/XSLoader.pm line 
> 224, <$fh> line 8.
>   Makefile:1258: recipe for target `texinfo.info' failed

Maybe you could try setting TEXINFO_XS=debug to see which module is
being loaded when the error occurs.

> This is a different system from the one where I built the pretest.
> Here I have Perl v5.20.1, provided by ActiveState.  Could this be
> related to this particular version of Perl?  Though I never had any
> problems with this Perl version with previous Texinfo releases.

There is something in xspara.c in xspara_init for Perl versions >=
5.27.8 for "thread-safe locale handling", but I don't know if that is

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