Subject: Re: Is the Solaris /bin/sh still considered supported by pkgsrc?
To: <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/23/2007 17:28:04
Masao Uebayashi wrote:
>> 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?)

Yes, we will. And not only this: We won't have to take care about all 
the other oddities that are documented on