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Karl Williamson
July 6, 2022 02:47
Re: perl-5.37.1 breaks texinfo-6.8
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On 7/2/22 05:20, Uwe Düffert wrote:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> 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.
> 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.

The error message is new in 5.37.1.  I can work on this if you add 
-DDEBBUGGING to your Configure options; then when you run whatever 
command that causes this to fail, say it is a make, do

PERL5OPT=-DLv make ...

If the failing command is perl, you can just say

perl -DLv ...

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