Re: I18N coreutils patch seems to break head and tail
On Mit, Okt 08, 2003 at 09:54:19 -0700, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> > I haven't had a chance to figure this out yet, but I thought
> > it prudent to report.
> > I've been testing sarge with the i18n patch to coreutils 4.5.9
> > forward-ported to 5.0 and applied against coreutils 5.0-5.
> licquia@sargetest:~$ head -1 /etc/profile
> head: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1'
> Hmm, we've seen this behavior within the LSB project but
> attributed it as something being enforced by the new
This is the default behaviour with newer coreutils
when _POSIX_VERSION 200112L is set in /usr/include/unistd.h.
The latter is the case with newer glibcs.
Since several scripts broke, SUSE desided to change unistd.h while
Debian/unstable desided to change the coreutils. Look at
coreutils (5.0.90-1) unstable; urgency=low
* temporarily override posix version to 199209 so I can upload this package.
need a transition plan. try setting the environment variable
_POSIX2_VERSION on your system to "200112" and see how much breaks.
I encourage debian developers to update their packages so the above works.
-- Michael Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon, 11 Aug 2003 17:31:34 -0400
> It would be interesting information if it was
> actually caused by the i18n patch. Please keep us up to date
> on what you discover.
I sincerely doubt this.