[libvirt] [PATCH] build: update to latest gnulib, for secure tarball

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Thu Jul 26 13:52:10 UTC 2012

On 07/26/2012 07:45 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 05:39:43PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Pick up some build fixes in the latest gnulib.  In particular,
>> we want to ensure that official tarballs are secure, but don't
>> want to penalize people who don't run 'make dist', since fixed
>> automake still hasn't hit common platforms like Fedora 17.
>> * .gnulib: Update to latest, for Automake CVE-2012-3386 detection.
>> * bootstrap: Resync from gnulib.
>> * bootstrap.conf (gnulib_extra_files): Drop missing, since gnulib
>> has dropped it in favor of Automake's version.
>> * cfg.mk (local-checks-to-skip): Conditionally skip the security
>> check in cases where it doesn't matter.
>> ---
>> I'm stoked!  I figured out how to upgrade to the latest automake
>> and make our release process secure (tested with 'make dist' on
>> a system with insecure automake), without penalizing normal
>> development (tested with 'make check' on the same system).
> ACK, since only 'make dist' people are forced to install new
> automake.

Thanks, pushed, and I'm also backporting it to the maint branches.

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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