[tex-live] TeXLive 2008 source patches

Alexis Ballier aballier at gentoo.org
Wed Jul 2 23:32:06 CEST 2008

Hi all,

I've been playing a bit with the 2008 pre-releases tarballs and I had
a couple of patches against 2007 that still apply there.

Here they are:

020_all_texlive-core-2007-libteckit-asneeded.patch : currently
libteckit needs zlib but isn't linked against it. This caused me
compile failures when linking with --as-needed. I think it had been
applied before but it probably got lost during the updates.

110_all_icu_CVE-2007-4770.patch : icu in tl2008 seems to be still
affected by that CVE; according to Jonathan the code isn't used
anywhere, so this is not a real issue; though I'll still use it just in
case. Anyway, if someone feels like it is a good idea, here it is.

140_all_cpdevnull.patch : This one is more weird. I have a bug report
[1] from someone who had problems with using 'cp /dev/null foo'. It is
probably due to his system which gave him a broken /dev/null. I'm still
unsure if the patch is ok to apply (be it in tl2008 or as a 'vendor'
patch) so I have not yet included it. Could anyone please ack/disack
such a change ? (it seems the 'cp /dev/null' has been there for ages
and that's the first time I see such a problem...).



[1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=226087
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