Subject: Re: running GNU configure scripts with ${CONFIG_SHELL}
To: None <>
From: James K. Lowden <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/2004 15:40:44
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, "Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, grant beattie wrote:
> > I've noticed that /bin/sh barfs on some GNU configure scripts on
> > Solaris. I recall someone else having issues with GNU configure
> > scripts which was fixed by using ksh.
> That was me. (You said I could commit it after I told you how it was
> working, but I didn't hear back from you. This was our personal
> "Subject: Re: devel/cvs and ./configure.lineno: 9897: Syntax error: "!"
> unexpected thread.)

The autoconf manual specifically discusses Solaris's Posix shell:

In case it's relevant.  :-)