Subject: Re: pkgsrc on fedora seems to need /bin/(ba)sh replaced by /bin/(k)sh
To: George Michaelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/2006 21:46:14
On Fri, 1 Dec 2006, George Michaelson wrote:
> its also dying on sort +2n instances.
> sort (GNU coreutils) 5.97
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I'd guess other packages will have problems too. This is common (at least
to me). But I see coreutils 4.5.3 sort info page says:
On older systems, `sort' supports an obsolete origin-zero syntax
`+POS1 [-POS2]' for specifying sort keys. POSIX 1003.1-2001 (*note
Standards conformance::) does not allow this; use `-k' instead.
Have a look at
Maybe some environment variable will work for you?
Or we could go through a fix this in
and elsewhere (assuming that our other Unix platforms support the other