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[Bug-readline] Re: [bug-inetutils] inetutils-1.8: ftp build error

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: [Bug-readline] Re: [bug-inetutils] inetutils-1.8: ftp build error
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 17:25:02 -0400
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On 7/25/10 2:00 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 7/25/10 10:33 AM, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>>    > This is a known bug, the reason if I recall is that readline
>>    > exports xmalloc and xrealloc is to allow programs to hook their
>>    > own version into readline.  So the readline maintainer has
>>    > declined any fixes for this.
>>    This is a severe bug. It makes readline useless for any project
>>    that uses gnulib.
> Maybe.  There are workarounds, as I detailed in a message to bug-readline
> in June.

I looked and figured out the root cause -- gnulib doesn't implement xfree.
I will put a workaround in the next version of readline.

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