Updated, libpipeline-1.4.0-1

Erwin Waterlander waterlan@xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 10 07:31:00 GMT 2015


libpipeline 1.4.0 (25 October 2014)

Various portability fixes for Solaris, mostly suggested by Peter Bray.
This includes a PIPELINE_QUIET environment variable which suppresses
the error message normally emitted when a subprocess is terminated by
a signal.

Add `pipecmd_fchdir', which is analogous to `pipecmd_chdir' but takes an
open file descriptor rather than a path.

libpipeline 1.3.1 (22 September 2014)

Fix test failures on Cygwin.

Fix build on systems with neither setenv nor clearenv, e.g. Solaris 8.



libpipeline is a C library for manipulating pipelines of sub-processes 
in a flexible and convenient way.
See http://libpipeline.nongnu.org/

Libpipeline is required for man-db. Man-db is an alternative 'man' 
package (http://man-db.nongnu.org/). Man-db is used by major Linux 
distributions such as Debian, Suse, and Fedora. A big advantage of 
man-db is better internationalisation support.
Porting of man-db to Cygwin is being worked on.


On 32-bit Cygwin one test out of 7 fails (test basic). With a static 
library all tests succeed, but this package contains a shared library, 
which is preferred. Tests with man-db have not shown errors.

On 64-bit Cygwin all tests pass.

best regards,

Erwin Waterlander

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