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PR/48587 CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/libffi

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48587; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "David Sainty" <>
Subject: PR/48587 CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/libffi
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 10:19:32 +0000

 Module Name:	pkgsrc
 Committed By:	dsainty
 Date:		Fri Apr 24 10:19:32 UTC 2020
 Modified Files:
 	pkgsrc/devel/libffi: Makefile distinfo
 	pkgsrc/devel/libffi/patches: patch-configure
 Log Message:
 Revert portions of PR/48587 - applied in 2014 to resolve some issue
 with building on Irix.  The changes applied to 'configure' introduce
 some quite ugly quote nesting that not all shells (E.g. ksh) can
 After discussion, prefer to roll back what looks like undesirable and
 unnecessary changes, and drop the 'bash' dependency.  My suspicion is
 that the old 'configure' patch is unhelpful even for Irix.
 The reason for the PR/48587 changes are not clear, given that part of
 that patch also selected 'bash' as the shell to use - which should
 have made editing the script unnecessary in the first place.
 Demonstrating the problem bringing all this to attention, this is what
 happens if you are using ksh as the Pkgsrc shell on MacOS X:
 ===> Building for libffi-3.3nb2
 /bin/ksh: : cannot execute [Is a directory]
 The cause is this ugly looking quote nesting that was introduced by
 patch-configure in PR/48587...
 $ BUILD="` grep "^#### $HOST " Makefile | sed -e 's/.*|//' `"
 ksh: : cannot execute [Is a directory]
 % bash
 bash-5.0$ BUILD="` grep "^#### $$HOST " Makefile | sed -e 's/.*|//' `"
 bash-5.0$ exit
 % sh
 sh-3.2$ BUILD="` grep "^#### $$HOST " Makefile | sed -e 's/.*|//' `"
 sh-3.2$ exit
 Removing patch-configure results in this much simpler, portable looking
 $ BUILD=` grep "^#### $$HOST " Makefile | sed -e 's/.*|//' `
 No PKGREVISION bump, this change is not anticipated to affect the
 package contents, only the success or failure of the build.
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.41 -r1.42 pkgsrc/devel/libffi/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.53 -r1.54 pkgsrc/devel/libffi/distinfo
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.1 -r1.2 pkgsrc/devel/libffi/patches/patch-configure
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.

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