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Re: shell quote bug in ax_boost_base

From: Jaap Eldering
Subject: Re: shell quote bug in ax_boost_base
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:26:23 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 06:49:38PM +0200, Peter Simons wrote:
> Hi Jaap,
> thank you very much for submitting those extensive patches. They are
> applied to the repository now.
> I noticed one thing in ax_boost_base.m4:
>     if test "$(uname -m)" = "x86_64"; then [...]
> The $(...) syntax for running sub-shells is fairly portable, but there
> are old implementations of /bin/sh in use today that don't understand
> it, for instance on Solaris. To avoid any problems, I have added another
> patch that changes the code in the macro. I hope I didn't screw anything
> up. :-)

Hello Peter,

Looks fine to me and still works here... But that's just one platform.


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