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Re: pkg/42168: devel/scmgit-base broken on netbsd

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42168; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/42168: devel/scmgit-base broken on netbsd
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 21:24:09 +0000

 On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 02:15:00AM +0000, wrote:
  > a couple of shell (/bin/sh) scripts in git use "cd -P".  The -P
  > part is not known to our shell.  The result is a totally
  > non-functional git.
  > [...]
  > probably just rremoving -P will usually work, maybe need something
  > a bit better.
 It is now, but even if it gets pulled up everywhere there are
 doubtless other systems whose shells don't support this inanity, so we
 need a fix in pkgsrc too.
 Unfortunately, since for ksh the -P is required for correct behavior
 it isn't necessarily so simple as just patching it out.
 David A. Holland

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