Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/13/2002 14:57:39
On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 10:29:56PM +0100, Ben Harris wrote:
> >Use /bin/test explicitly in one place, rather than [ or test (which
> >might be a shell built-in). This allows this script to work otherwise
> >unchanged with Solaris 8's /bin/sh.
> Ugh. What's wrong with using Solaris's POSIX environment (by setting PATH
> to `getconf PATH`)? Hard-coding /bin/test breaks systems which don't have
> one (e.g. Debian GNU/Linux).
The problem with using this is that make(1) (because make(1) uses /bin/sh
directly) then uses a shell with different PWD semantics as all the scripts.
Big lossage then ensues with symlinks and NFS.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>