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Re: TEST: patch-2.5.8-4 (package maintainers, please note)

On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 06:53:59PM -0700, David Rothenberger wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> [snip]
>> I appreciate the research *very* much but this is not the appropriate
>> mailing list for this.
>> I wouldn't bother to comment but I would hate to see a bunch of "This is
>> just for Corinna for when she gets back" messages here in the next N
>> weeks.
>Sorry about the mistake.  I just wanted to tie the thread started here,
>reported the problem and to which Corinna responded, with my research on
>the main list.
>I do understand that problem reports go to the main list, even for apps.

Actually, now that I've generated a fix for the problem, as it turns
out, this *is* an issue for cygwin-apps.

Fixing the problem requires generating a new DLL with a new export --
fdopen64.  If there are any packages built which use fdopen they could
conceivably fail in the same manner as patch.  Sigh.

This means that we may have to go through the "rebuild packages" exercise
again for cygwin 1.5.1.  I will release a 1.5.1 version of cygwin shortly
after generating a snapshot.

I'll also rebuild patch, in Corinna's absence, fwiw.

David, I am very glad that you took the time to track this problem down.
If I had stuck with my original plan and let Corinna deal with it when she
got back, then there is a possibility that more packages would have been
ported and more people would conceivably have to duplicate some effort.
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