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Re: sed and pkg_rolling-replace on Solaris/SPARC

Tobias Nygren said the following on 6/29/2007 12:36 PM:
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 11:10:11 -0400
"Mehul N. Sanghvi" <> wrote:

Matthias Scheler said the following on 6/29/2007 8:09 AM:
On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 12:20:13AM -0400, Mehul N. Sanghvi wrote:
pkg_rolling-replace uses 'sed -E' which seems to fail when running on Solaris. I've tried both 'gsed' and the Solaris supplied 'sed'. Neither has an option
called -E.  Does anyone know how to get about this ?
Does using "nbsed" fix the problem?

        Kind regards

Yes that fixed the problem. How do I report "bugs" or "enhancement" requests for tools ?

No need to make a report, I will repair it.


There was another issue also besides the fact that "-E" is not supported by all implementations of sed.

The script is a /bin/sh script, but uses constructs like $(...) instead of `...`, which is not supported by /bin/sh on Solaris, and I believe AIX and HPUX as well.

I suspect that it works on NetBSD and probably on Linux as well since, at least on Debian Linux anyway, because /bin/sh is a hard link to /bin/bash or is a restricted version of bash which supports the $(...) construct.

My suggestion is to either change the shell that is uses, or use the `...` construct to make the script portable.



Mehul N. Sanghvi

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