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Bug 1603259 - BibTool: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide
Summary: BibTool: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: BibTool
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael J Gruber
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F29FTBFS
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-07-19 14:09 UTC by Mohan Boddu
Modified: 2018-07-23 18:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-07-23 18:16:52 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
build.log (deleted)
2018-07-19 14:09 UTC, Mohan Boddu
no flags Details
root.log (deleted)
2018-07-19 14:09 UTC, Mohan Boddu
no flags Details
state.log (deleted)
2018-07-19 14:09 UTC, Mohan Boddu
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Github bibtool/issues/47 0 None None None 2018-07-22 15:51:01 UTC

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.

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