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Status for cproto/4.7v-1

Patch Description Author Forwarded Bugs Origin Last update
program.patch Use $PROGRAM rather than $CPROTO in test scripts. In early 2016, cproto started consistently failing to build in the Debian
Reproducible Builds environment. The cause of the failure was a difference in
the output in the test cases. All test cases worked as expected in the first
build, but included extra text (the full path to the cproto program as a
leading comment) in the second build.
I traced this back to the $CPROTO environment variable. The test scripts use
this variable to identify the path to the cproto program on disk, but $CPROTO
is also a special variable in cproto itself, intended to hold program
arguments. (See the manpage for details.) I'm not sure what in the second
build triggered this change in output, but it is clear that $CPROTO is not a
safe variable name for this purpose. This patch changes the test scripts to
use $PROGRAM rather than $CPROTO.
Kenneth J. Pronovici <> no 2020-07-17

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