Subject: Re: awk dumping core on -current snapshot
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.org>
From: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
Date: 08/17/2004 10:11:28
On Mon, 16 Aug 2004, Michael L. Hitch wrote:
> A quick workaround is to do a make patch in lang/perl58 and edit
> the MANIFEST file to change the " NaN ", then continue building.
That didn't work so well - the perl build does two builds: one with
shared libraries and one static. The static build unpacked and patched
the perl distribution and awk croaked again on it.
A different workaround is to provide a patch to adjust the MANIFEST
entry causing the problem:
--- MANIFEST.orig 2004-08-17 06:04:37.000000000 -0600
+++ MANIFEST 2004-08-17 06:02:23.000000000 -0600
@@ -1373,7 +1373,7 @@
lib/Math/BigInt/t/downgrade.t Test if use Math::BigInt(); under downgrade works
lib/Math/BigInt/t/_e_math.t Helper routine in BigFloat for _e math
lib/Math/BigInt/t/fallback.t Test Math::BigInt
-lib/Math/BigInt/t/inf_nan.t Special tests for inf and NaN handling
+lib/Math/BigInt/t/inf_nan.t Special tests for inf and *NaN* handling
lib/Math/BigInt/t/isa.t Test for Math::BigInt inheritance
lib/Math/BigInt/t/mbf_ali.t Tests for BigFloat
lib/Math/BigInt/t/mbi_ali.t Tests for BigInt
distinfo entry for patch-zd:
SHA1 (patch-zd) = b73918fe1ee892ec0043bd39b5db4fcac4658cf5
My build of mit-krb5 is currently doing the second build of perl;
...waiting until Configure gets to the awk command again...
And it got past the awk command again, so the patch gets around the
problem - at least until something else feed "NaN" to awk.
The real fix is to deal with the reserved operand fault better.
Michael L. Hitch firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Technology Center
Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA