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Re: [alpine-devel] Inconsistent versions of automake and perl in latest-stable

From: William Pitcock <>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:21:17 -0500


On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Vladislav Ivanishin <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying to do a source build (bootstrap) of Alpine, and have
> stumbled upon some bugs (or so I think). Here's what I have found:
> Automake's version in latest-stable is inconsistent with perl's version
> (the perl package was updated less than a week ago, automake is
> older). Newer perl versions treat unescaped open braces in regex as
> syntax errors (prior to that they have been deprecated for several
> releases). Line 3936 of automake, which is a perl script, contains such
> a brace:
> /usr/bin/automake
> 3936: $text =~ s/\${([^ \t=:+{}]+)}/substitute_ac_subst_variables_worker ($1)/ge;
> The problem is fixed on edge, but I guess you might want to backport
> that.

I backported automake-1.15.1-r0 to 3.6.

> Meanwhile, should I try building edge instead?
> As far as I know you have build bots for the project. I should go
> through an IRC channel log if I'm interested in their output, right?

#alpine-commits at freenode, or on Matrix.


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