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Re: sh -e changes broke pkgsrc

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 03:27:03PM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
 > As I suspected it was a case of broken shell code in "pkgsrc". It used
 > this construct with "set -e":
 >      while read type pattern dir; do                                 \
 >              ${TEST} "$$type" != "bootstrap" && continue;            \
 >              ${_DEPENDS_INSTALL_CMD};                                \
 >      done
 > If "$$type" is "bootstrap" the whole ".. && ..." expression will evaluate
 > to false and the shell should terminate evaluation. 

According to POSIX only failing *simple commands* are supposed to
cause -e exits. So this is not true...

David A. Holland

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