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Bug 1603259

Summary: BibTool: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mohan Boddu <mboddu>
Component: BibToolAssignee: Michael J Gruber <mjg>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: jonathan.underwood, mefoster, mjg, orion
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Description Mohan Boddu 2018-07-19 14:09:00 UTC
BibTool failed to build from source in Fedora rawhide

For details on the mass rebuild see:
Please fix BibTool at your earliest convenience and set the bug's status to
ASSIGNED when you start fixing it. If the bug remains in NEW state for 8 weeks,
BibTool will be orphaned. Before branching of Fedora 30,
BibTool will be retired, if it still fails to build.

For more details on the FTBFS policy, please visit:

Comment 1 Mohan Boddu 2018-07-19 14:09:09 UTC
Created attachment 1460106 [details]

file build.log too big, will only attach last 1024 bytes

Comment 2 Mohan Boddu 2018-07-19 14:09:13 UTC
Created attachment 1460107 [details]

file root.log too big, will only attach last 1024 bytes

Comment 3 Mohan Boddu 2018-07-19 14:09:20 UTC
Created attachment 1460108 [details]

Comment 4 Michael J Gruber 2018-07-21 07:04:21 UTC
No need to attach Koji logs here.

I have no idea whether this is a glibc issue (regex) or something else. Patches are welcome.

Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2018-07-22 15:51:01 UTC
Looks like glibc has changed to make RE_SYNTAX_EGREP and RE_SYNTAX_POSIX_EGREP the same:

/* POSIX grep -E behavior is no longer incompatible with GNU.  */
# define RE_SYNTAX_POSIX_EGREP                                          \

Filed upstream BibTool issue.  Quick hack would be to remove one of the cases (for rawhide or later only).

Comment 6 Michael J Gruber 2018-07-23 18:16:52 UTC
Thanks for the hints and the upstream report. Quick fix is in rawhide now.