bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #11865, xargs -i regression


bug #11865: xargs -i regression

Submitter:  Dmitry V. Levin <ldv>
Submitted:  Sat 05 Feb 2005 10:55:19 PM UTC
Category:  xargs Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.16 Fixed Release:  4.2.17
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Sun 06 Feb 2005 12:46:21 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The attached patch fixes the problem.  The indicated test case has been edded to the test suite.

This problem is fixed in the CVS code for findutils.
To resolve your problem, you could either wait for the
next official release of findutils, or check out a copy
of the code from the CVS repository for findutils.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sat 05 Feb 2005 10:55:19 PM UTC, original submission:  

There is a regression introduced in findutils-4.2.12.
"xargs -i -s" now results to unexpected "argument line too long" error.

This happens due to new piece of code appered in bc_push_arg():

  /* If this is an initial argument, set the high-water mark. */
  if (initial_args)
      state->cmd_initial_argv_chars = state->cmd_argv_chars;

I don't know how to fix this problem yet.
Attached test case demonstrates the issue.

Dmitry V. Levin <ldv>


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file #2517:  findutils-bug-savannah-11865.patch added by jay (786B - text/x-patch - Fix)
file #2514:  iARG-s86.exp added by ldv (54B - xargs/testsuite/xargs.sysv/iARG-s86.exp)


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Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
2005-02-08 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    Fixed ReleaseNone 4.2.17
2005-02-06 jay StatusNone Fixed
    Assigned toNone jay
    Attached File- Added findutils-bug-savannah-11865.patch, #2160
2005-02-05 ldv Attached File- Added iARG-s86.exp, #2157

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