Subject: misc/23320: Special shell chars in uname -p output on some system(s)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/30/2003 21:19:41
>Number:         23320
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Special shell chars in uname -p output on some system(s)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 30 21:20:01 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Aron Stansvik
>Release:        netbsd-current
Linux abbey 2.6.0-test9 #1 Thu Oct 30 00:05:56 CET 2003 i686 AMD Athlon(tm)  AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
I recently tried to cross compile netbsd-current on a Linux system for the first time. uname -p on this Linux system produces: Athlon(tm), this messes up the build process because '(' and ')' are interpreted by the shell. Someone should make the scripts in the build process safe against shell special chars (src/share/mk/
Checkout netbsd-current, try to build a release on a Linux system with uname -p output with shell special chars in it.
Do something nifty in the scripts in src/share/mk I think. (sorry for not being more specific, but I'm sure the people responsible for the scripts know what to do).