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Re: [PATCH] Fix build bug under Ubuntu shell

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Alan Barrett <> wrote:
>> The current Ubuntu shell (version 3.2.13(1), version 3.2.25(1),
>> ...) has some bug. Due to this the impossible to build /bin/sh in
>> cross-compiling mode on Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10.
> Building NetBSD requires a working shell.  If your /bin/sh has bugs that
> make it impossible to build NetBSD, then please use a different shell,
> and set the HOST_SH environment variable to refer to the working shell.
It requires additional actions. :-)

> After applying your patch, there will be some extra blank lines in the
> generated init.c file, but those should be harmless.
I think the blank lines and other formatting issues are not
significant for *.c files.

> Is this patch the only thing that you need to complete a build with
> Ubuntu's broken /bin/sh as the shell?
From end of May until now only this patch is still needed to build under Ubuntu.

>  If so, then I'll apply the patch.

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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