[Udpcast] udpcast and date redirections

Alain Knaff alain at knaff.lu
Sun Jan 6 20:07:26 CET 2008


Stephane wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I get:
>     *  Udpcast command line version: udpcast-20070602-1.i586.rpm
>     * Udpcast boot disk generator: udpcast-mkimage-20071228-1.i586.rpm
>     * Udpcast Linux kernel for use with boot disk generator: 
> kernel-udpcast-2.6.23.12-1.i586.rpm
> and build DEB packages using alien (DEB version at 
> http://udpcast.linux.lu/source.html require libc6 higher than I have on 
> etch).
> 
> It seems the trouble udpcast had has come again.
> It was a busybox trouble, you told me.

Well, it goes even further than that. It is a glibc issue, which Ulrich 
Drepper refuses to fix :(
(http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3400)

> # date > date.txt
> # cat date.txt
> # date
> Fri Jan  4 15:13:09 UTC 2008
> # truc=`date`
> # echo $truc
> 
> # 
> 
> You did a correction on previous version, am I wrong?

I did indeed a workaround, which unfortunately dropped out due to some 
busybox change.

So, now, I did a "cleaner" workaround (in 20080106 version), which 
should be more resistant to upstream change...

Regards,

Alain



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