Subject: Re: Check for "test ... == ..." in configure scripts
To: <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/25/2006 23:41:28
Roland Illig wrote:
> Hi,
> there's a discussion on tech-userlevel about accepting the "==" operator 
> in test(1). But even if NetBSD changes its implementation, others will 
> not do that. So pkgsrc continues with having to deal with those 
> non-portable shell scripts.
> To solve this, I have written a _very_ simple change to 
> mk/configure/ that just looks if any line of a configure 
> script contains the regular expression "test.*==". I hope that this will 
> catch a few of the problems.

Thanks for all the feedback. I have since rewritten the thing nearly 
twice and will commit it after the end of the freeze.