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Re: NetBSD's sed is not gsed (Was: Re: pkg/45752: security/gnome-keyring does (still) not build)

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 10:31:32AM +1300, Steven Drake wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Dec 2011, wrote:
> > host055# ls -l .tools/bin/gsed .tools/bin/sed
> > lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  12 Dec 28 17:25 .tools/bin/gsed -> /usr/bin/sed
> > lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   4 Dec 28 17:26 .tools/bin/sed -> gsed
> Why is gsed pointing to /usr/bin/sed it's not GNU sed it's NetBSD sed?

Because it's a bit of a misname. For almost every case, a modern sed is
good enough. As in: there's a handful of case where that isn't the case.
That's better than the reverse and so far, not enough justification to
change anything.


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