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Bug#286975: apache: FTBFS - x86/testing (31mrule: command not found)

On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 06:54:58AM +0100, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> Jon, nobody has been able to reproduce this problem. Can you kindly test 
> again as we agreed?

Worked out what it is, my GREP_OPTIONS environment variable contains the

The build process is passed some colour escape characters and chokes.
apache isn't the only program which suffers (from memory, 'at' too) and
a great deal of software programs go haywire also.

Not sure which program responsibility would lie with, but I'd guess that
there should be no assumptions made as to user preferences for programs
like grep, perhaps the environment variable should be ignored.

I note that --colour=auto makes grep selectively colour and I presume it
only does it for interactive terminals: apache builds ok with this set.

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