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Re: libtool --tag issue with pkgsrc under Linux [SOLVED]

    Date:        Fri, 28 Nov 2008 09:29:00 +0200
    From:        Jonathan Groll <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | For the record, in case anyone is googling for this same problem, it
  | was solved by:
  | /bin/sh needed to be linked to /bin/dash instead of /bin/ksh
  | (However, in order to get pkgsrc to bootstrap in the first place under
  | Linux /bin/sh needed to be changed to link to another shell other than
  | /bin/dash).

It is truly scary to me that anyone might believe that changing /bin/sh
on any production type system is a suitable "solution" to anything.

It might be desirable for other reasons, but if bootstrapping pkgsrc
is causing people to need to do this, then something is broken.

However, I kind of suspect that there's probably a better way, where you
just tell the bootstrap procedure what shell to use, rather than changing
the content of the shell the bootstrap uses by default.  I am hoping
that someone who knows will indicate what that way is.

Needing to use 2 different shells during the bootstrap might be a more
difficult problem to solve - are you able to say why that was needed
(that is, what exactly each of the shells was unable to process
that required switching to a different one) ?


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