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Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:50:45 -0400
From: "Anthony G. Basile" <>
Subject: Re: Unusual behavior with bash subshell and getopt

On 10/02/14 16:36, Felix Janda wrote:
> 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
> build-docbook-catalog.
> Felix

Hi Felix,

Thanks!  I missed your 7/26 email but that explains things.  And your 
solution will probably work.  I'll try that.  BTW, there's a bit of you 
in those stages too :)

Anthony G. Basile, Ph. D.
Chair of Information Technology
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 829-8197

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