Subject: Re: Solaris and rc.d scripts
To: Jonathan Perkin <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/03/2005 08:45:30
On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:02:23AM +1100, grant beattie wrote:

> the PR mentions that there seems to be a trend of `...` -> $(...) -
> though I have no evidence to suggest this is the case, if it is indeed
> true, we must curb this trend ASAP.
> a recent thread highlighted the fact that we must write for the lowest
> common denominator, and there's no telling what platforms pkgsrc might
> be ported to in the future.

in fact, cvs annotate on suggests that there were never any
$(...) constructs, even before Solaris support was added. so as long as
we keep this up, this should not be a problem. it should still be
documented so it is well-known that this is the case.