Subject: Re: default shell for SH
To: J Chapman Flack <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/04/2005 15:51:18
On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 07:55:31PM -0500, J Chapman Flack wrote:
> > hmm, that is strange. I wonder what is triggering this and making ksh
> > die.
> I have a moderate-to-strong suspicion that this, ironically, will involve
> /bin/ksh on Solaris being really ksh, where we probably have some packages
> tested against NetBSD's /bin/ksh, which isn't, and developers testing against
> a ksh that isn't are likely to end up with ksh scripts that aren't.
> Now that ksh is CPL'd it should be easier to nip that problem in the bud.
> I'm looking at updating shells/ast-ksh as a step in that direction.

I doubt that the ksh in solaris will match that from the CPL sources,
it is probably based on some older sources...


David Laight: