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Bug 158752

Summary: sort -t mb handling broken -- affects LSB 1.3 conformance
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Pete Graner <pgraner>
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Version: 3.0CC: ezannoni, llim
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Description Tim Waugh 2005-05-25 13:22:01 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #147567 +++

sort -t handling with MB_CUR_MAX > 1 is very broken in several ways.
One problem shows up e.g. in LSB 1.3 testsuite on big endian platforms, where
10|567 /tset/LI18NUX2K.L1/utils/sort/sort 18:32:15|TC Start, scenario ref 571-0
520|567 8 23535 1 1|* When -t option is specified, verify this utility use a
character as a field separator even if the character is a multibyte character.
520|567 8 23535 1 2|
520|567 8 23535 1 3|Can't handle field separator written in a multibyte chaaracter.
220|567 8 1 18:32:21|FAIL
520|567 24 23535 1 1|* When -c and -t option are specified, verify this utility
use a character as a field separator even if the character is a multibyte character.
520|567 24 23535 1 2|
520|567 24 23535 1 3|Can't handle field separator written in a multibyte chaaracter.
220|567 24 1 18:32:29|FAIL
520|567 40 23535 1 1|* When -m and -t option are specified, verify this utility
use a character as a field separator even if the character is a multibyte character.
520|567 40 23535 1 2|
520|567 40 23535 1 3|Can't handle field separator written in a multibyte chaaracter.
220|567 40 1 18:32:36|FAIL

But as shown in the attached testcase, it is not just big endian platforms that
have -t broken.

I wonder why this was missed during RHEL3 LSB testing.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:01:39 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
 
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