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Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:36:03 +0200
From: Felix Janda <>
Subject: Re: Unusual behavior with bash subshell and getopt

Anthony G. Basile wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Today I finally got around to debugging why xsltproc was failing in 
> packages where man pages were being generated from xml.  It is because 
> /etc/xml/{catalog,docbook} is not being generated by 
> build-docbook-catalog.  The later is a bash script which behave 
> differently in musl than it does in glibc.  I reduced the problem to the 
> following:
> [...]

I can't reproduce the behavior of your script on my musl based system
(using your stages).

Anyway, see (second part):

Until musl getopt_long() accepts abbreviated options, the simplest fix
for gentoo would be to change/fix the getopt invocation in


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