Debian Bug report logs - #693361
gettext: FTBFS with eglibc-2.16 (due to outdated gnulibs and gets removal)

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Package: gettext; Maintainer for gettext is Santiago Vila <>; Source for gettext is src:gettext.

Reported by: Wookey <>

Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:48:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: experimental, patch, upstream

Fixed in version gettext/

Done: Santiago Vila <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Santiago Vila <>:
Bug#693361; Package gettext. (Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:48:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Santiago Vila <>. (Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:48:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Wookey <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: gettext: FTBFS with eglibc-2.16 (due to outdated gnulibs and gets removal)
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:46:49 +0000
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Package: gettext
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream experimental patch

gettext does not build against (e)glibc 2.16 because gets has been
removed but the 3(!) embedded copies of gnulib files still
use it.

Links to the issue upstream are included in the debian/patch

A proper fix will be a new upstream release made with a newer version
of gnulib, but in the meantime this simple fix allows it to build, so
that eglibc 2.16 can be uploaded.

Fix found because I have to use eglibc2.16 for the arm64 bootstrap. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.6
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
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Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> to (Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:06:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Santiago Vila <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sat, 08 Dec 2012 17:03:26 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Wookey <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sat, 08 Dec 2012 17:03:26 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Santiago Vila <>
Subject: Bug#693361: fixed in gettext
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 17:00:11 +0000
Source: gettext

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
gettext, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Santiago Vila <> (supplier of updated gettext package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:14:44 +0100
Source: gettext
Binary: gettext-base gettext gettext-el gettext-doc autopoint libgettextpo0 libasprintf0c2 libgettextpo-dev libasprintf-dev
Architecture: source all amd64
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <>
Changed-By: Santiago Vila <>
 autopoint  - The autopoint program from GNU gettext
 gettext    - GNU Internationalization utilities
 gettext-base - GNU Internationalization utilities for the base system
 gettext-doc - Documentation for GNU gettext
 gettext-el - Emacs po-mode for editing gettext .po files
 libasprintf-dev - GNU Internationalization library development files
 libasprintf0c2 - GNU library to use fprintf and friends in C++
 libgettextpo-dev - GNU Internationalization library development files
 libgettextpo0 - GNU Internationalization library
Closes: 683751 693361
 gettext ( unstable; urgency=low
   * Split out libgettextpo-dev and libasprintf-dev for multiarch
     dependencies. Thanks to P.J McDermott for core patch. Closes: #683751.
   * Fix FTBFS on eglibc-2.16 (gets removal/outdated gnulib). Closes: #693361.
   * Thanks a lot to Colin Watson and Wookey, as they did all the work.
   * Keep in gettext for now, for safety.
   * Note: This is a "conservative release" which tries to be nice with
     autobuilders using unstable. After the release of wheezy, the following
     changes will be made: a) Change gettext Depends on the new -dev packages
     to just Recommends, and b) Drop and,
     as those libraries are for internal use only and not meant to be used
     by other packages. Those changes will be made *regardless* of this release
     entering wheezy or not. Debian derivatives (like Ubuntu) are welcome to
     do them now, as it is what will eventually happen in Debian.
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