Subject: Re: Is the Solaris /bin/sh still considered supported by pkgsrc?
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/23/2007 21:30:36
> on Solaris, the current pkgsrc bootstrap uses a reasonable shell for
> bmake. We have a lot of code in pkgsrc that looks very ugly just because
> we support the Solaris /bin/sh. I would like to clean that up. But
> before, we must be sure that no-one is using the Solaris /bin/sh
> anymore. The appended patch does exactly this.
> Any objections?

I strongly agree.  I have long wanted this.  I don't know the cost of
this movement on Solaris though.

(Will we be able to use $( cmd ) after this change?)