Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 13:04:26 +0100 From: Colin Watson <cjwatson@...ian.org> To: "A. Wilcox" <awilfox@...lielinux.org> Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com, man-db-devel@...gnu.org Subject: Re: man-db 126.96.36.199: Test failures under musl libc On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 06:43:27PM -0500, A. Wilcox wrote: > We are creating a new Linux distribution based on the musl libc focused > on security and reliability. As such, we run test suites for all of our > packaged software. The man-db test suite seems to have numerous > failures due to musl's iconv(3) (or more specifically, iconv_open(3)) > method not supporting //IGNORE suffixes for character sets. man-db can't reasonably do without //IGNORE, certainly not if you want reliability. Can you try building man-db with GNU libiconv? The build system uses AM_ICONV already, so should have enough options to let you do this. (I'd take a patch to the build system to have it detect this situation and emit an error earlier if //IGNORE isn't available.) Thanks, -- Colin Watson [cjwatson@...ian.org]
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