Building master - feedback/notes

Phil Pennock gnupg-devel at
Wed Apr 17 20:25:27 CEST 2013

On 2013-04-17 at 11:39 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:05, gnupg-devel at said:
> >  * building libcommon fails with unresolved symbols for libiconv_close
> >    and friends; shoving -liconv into LDFLAGS at ./configure time works
> >    around this
> What is special with your environment?  Do you use --disable-nls?

Yes.  Shouldn't affect ability to translate character sets, surely?

> > Other than the fact that I also need a "cp" which takes the "-a" option,
> > which I could hack around for, everything else went smoothly.
> I can't remember why I used -a. It is not needed here.  Both, -a and -v
> are not POSIX and should thus be avoided.  I guess this is a relic from
> a bashism.  Given that we need to use chmod anyway, shall I change it to
> cat?

"-a" is equivalent to "-RpP" and all three of those options are present
in the SUSv4 cp(1) specification.


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