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

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: [Bug-readline] Re: [bug-inetutils] inetutils-1.8: ftp build error
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 07:58:00 -0400

   I am forwarding an error reported on the inetutils mailing list.

   The problem is that readline 6.x exports `xmalloc' and `xrealloc', and
   it causes a linker error when used together with gnulib.

   Probably readline shouldn't export these symbols, but I think it should
   be possible somehow to workaround this problem in gnulib as well.

   What do you think?

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

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