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Re: [ANN] m4-1.4.17 released [stable]

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: [ANN] m4-1.4.17 released [stable]
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:16:43 +0700

On Sep 22, 2013, at 8:08 PM, Dagobert Michelsen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Gary,

Hi Dago,

> Am 22.09.2013 um 10:01 schrieb "Gary V. Vaughan" <address@hidden>:
>> This release is a minor update, but recommended for all users.
>> Most notably, it closes an obscure potential security hole in a
>> make-rule in the previous release, since fixed in more recent Automake
>> releases, and thus in this M4 release by virtue of using the latest
>> Autotools.
>> Other user visible changes are listed in NEWS (copied below), and in
>> even greater detail in the ChangeLog file inside the release tarballs.
>> Here are the compressed sources:
>> http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/m4/m4-1.4.17.tar.gz   (1.7MB)
>> http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/m4/m4-1.4.17.tar.bz2   (1.4MB)
>> http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/m4/m4-1.4.17.tar.xz   (1.1MB)
> The latest release is no longer compilable with Sun Studio 12.3 compiler as it
> automatically uses GCC-specific flags:
>> /opt/solarisstudio12.3/bin/cc -D_STDC_C99= -fdiagnostics-show-option 
>> -funit-at-a-time  -xO3 -m32 -xarch=sparc -Wc,-xnorunpath  -m32 -xarch=sparc 
>> -L/opt/csw/lib -o m4 m4.o builtin.o debug.o eval.o format.o freeze.o input.o 
>> macro.o output.o path.o symtab.o ../lib/libm4.a  /opt/csw/lib/libsigsegv.so 
>> -R/opt/csw/lib  
>> cc: Warning: Option -fdiagnostics-show-option passed to ld, if ld is 
>> invoked, ignored otherwise 
>> cc: Warning: Option -funit-at-a-time passed to ld, if ld is invoked, ignored 
>> otherwise
>> ld: fatal: auxiliary filter option (-f, --auxiliary) is only available when 
>> building a shared object
>> ld: fatal: flags processing errors

That's a surprise, since almost nothing has changed since 1.4.16, save 
rebootstrapping with latest gnulib and autotools :(  Thanks for the report, 
I'll make some time to investigate later this week.

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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