Subject: IH8GNU
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From: dustin sallings <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/1999 18:52:35
	GNU just managed to piss me off again.  I was attempting to
install gnucash from pkgsrc and the build failed because it required
/bin/bash to compile.  I suppose I'll install bash long enough to get this
package installed if it won't work under normal sh, but it doesn't seem
that unreasonable to expect a programmer to use a normal bourne shell over
bash, or at least to detect it with autoconf and not hardcode ``export
SHELL=/bin/bash'' into

	Ugh, anyway, to add useful information to a rant, the gnucash
package should probably either add bash (specifically, /bin/bash) as a
dependency, or be patched to not use it.  Chances are, it doesn't require
bash at all, but it just seemed like the proper thing to hard-code coming
from Linux.

	It seemed to build and install OK with me changing ``export
SHELL=/bin/bash'' to ``SHELL=/bin/sh'' in  It's dumped a
couple cores so far, but in general, it seems to actually function.

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