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James E Keenan
July 4, 2022 14:34
Re: perl-5.37.1 breaks texinfo-6.8
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On 7/2/22 07:20, Uwe Düffert wrote:
> This is a bug report for perl from,
> generated with the help of perlbug 1.42 running under perl 5.37.1.

Perl now tracks bugs via GitHub.  We'll be better able to assist you if 
you create an issue at:

In that GH issue, you won't need to supply all the 'perl -V' info. 
Simply mention which Linux version, which texinfo version and which gcc 
version you're using.

> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> perl-5.37.1 breaks texinfo-6.8.
> The error occurring is "Unexpected character in locale name 'XY at 
> ../tp/Texinfo/ line 320." with XY being random. This breaks 
> texinfo build and later on on a system using it, it e.g. breaks building 
> binutils-2.38 too.

My guess is that ../tp/ is a path to code within 
texinfo's own distribution, i.e., it's not code on CPAN.  Can you 
include URLs to your source code repository when filing this issue?

The challenge we will face is to extract a small excerpt of code from 
your source code that we can use to bisect, debug and correct the 
problem.  Any assistance you can provide will accelerate solution of the 

> Under exactly same conditions (same machine, environment, build 
> instructions), there is no problem with perl-5.37.0 (or earlier). You 
> can even switch back and forth: Build and install perl-5.37.0 (or 
> earlier) and building texinfo+binutils works fine, build and install 
> perl-5.37.1 and building texinfo+binutils fails with above error. 
> Repeatably.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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