Source: mawk
Version: 1.3.3-19
Severity: serious
Usertags: regression

Dear maintainers,

With a recent upload of mawk the autopkgtest of mawk fails in testing
when that autopkgtest is run with the binary packages of mawk from
unstable. It passes when run with only packages from testing. In tabular
                       pass            fail
mawk                   from testing    1.3.3-19
all others             from testing    from testing

I copied some of the output at the bottom of this report. The test
doesn't fail by itself, but apparently there is a new warning that is
printed to stderr that makes the autopkgtest fail. Either suppress that
warning, or add the allow-stderr restriction to the autopkgtest definition.

Currently this regression is blocking the migration to testing [1]. Can
you please investigate the situation and fix it?

More information about this bug and the reason for filing it can be found on



autopkgtest [11:48:56]: test mawktest: [-----------------------
mawk 1.3.3 Nov 1996, Copyright (C) Michael D. Brennan

testing input and field splitting
input and field splitting OK

testing regular expression matching
mawk: line 1: regular expression /a\\\\\\\\\ ... exceeds implementation
size limit
regular expression matching OK

testing checking for write errors
checking for write errors OK

testing arrays and flow of control
array test OK

testing function calls and general stress test
general stress test passed

tested mawk seems OK
autopkgtest [11:48:56]: test mawktest: -----------------------]
autopkgtest [11:48:56]: test mawktest:  - - - - - - - - - - results - -
- - - - - - - -
mawktest             FAIL stderr: mawk: line 1: regular expression
/a\\\\\\\\\ ... exceeds implementation size limit

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