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Re: bison-1.29c 'configure' problems on Solaris 8.

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: bison-1.29c 'configure' problems on Solaris 8.
Date: 03 Oct 2001 18:19:45 -0700
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> I recall that I did put PATH first originally, but it blew up because I
> put /usr/xpg4/bin before /bin in my own PATH, and then the script
> selected /usr/xpg4/bin/sh (an alias for ksh).  This blew up for users
> that didn't have /usr/xpg4 installed on their box.  I then went to the
> above solution.

> However, the application I was using this for (gzip) was building shell
> scripts for other users to run, where I wanted to prepend "#!/bin/ksh".
> This differs a bit from the curretly proposed application, which is
> selecting the shell dynamically.  However, given my experiences I'm
> still a bit leery of relying on the builder's PATH except as a last
> resort.

Hm.  That also means that you're likely to not get the latest possible
version of bash if it's installed, though.  And you'll probably find the
xpg4 shell before bash, even though bash may well be a better choice.

(Personally, I have no use for the xpg4 stuff and never install it on a
Solaris machine.)

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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