Subject: Re: Broken sh 'expr' ??
To: Danny Lepage <poutine@M3iSystems.QC.CA>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/27/1994 09:33:44
> It seems that sh is in someway broken. 'expr' don't seem to work as
> expected. I've tryed examples from the man pages without success, and
> this cause some problem with the configure script of Elm2.4 (the script
> don't wait for the user answers, just assume the default...). 

Yes.  There was a bug with expr(1) on big-endian machines.  The fix was 
checked in, and will be there in 1.0.  

> Also, cuserid(), sigsetjmp(), siglongjmp() are documented in the man pages
> but seem to be missing from libc. (Had this problem compiling Elm).

cuserid() is in -lcompat (But it shouldn't ever be used since it means 
different things on different systems, see the manpage).  I did the 
i386 sigsetjmp & siglongjmp() --- a m68k user needs to do the same.