gnutls - texi problems

Riccardo Mottola rmottola at
Thu Oct 1 14:01:40 CEST 2015

Hi Dagobert,

On 2015-10-01 08:53:03 +0200 Dagobert Michelsen <dam at> 

> Hi Riccardo,
>> I found that several people on the internet had a similar porblem. 
>> It 
>> appears a problem with "nm"
>> is there a way to ensure that
>> /opt/csw/sparc-sun-solaris2.9/bin/nm
>> is used instead of
>> /opt/csw/bin/nm
>> some receipe variable? Apart this I have no other clues.
> I am afraid you need to look in the configure scripts and Makefiles 
> of 
> texinfo to answer that.

NM=gnm fixes "that" problem. However the texinfo problems are of 
totally different nature.

I found mention of a backport patch in debian and found the actuall 
commit in gnutls repository. With newer versions of perl some 
expressions work unreliably depending on the order. I backported and 
added the patch directly from the official repository.

compilation on both solaris 9 and 10  sparc are successful. Trying out 
x86 now where I have the strange platform problem. I'm executing "mgar 
platforms" right now.

I think it is better for the sake to update the solaris10 packages 
too, even if in the past they built.


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