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Re: zsh fails the Autoconf test suite on Solaris 8

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: zsh fails the Autoconf test suite on Solaris 8
Date: 26 Mar 2002 09:11:58 +0100
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| However, Solaris Zsh has has a different bug that actually breaks
| "make check", so this is higher priority.  The problem is that
|   PATH=test:$PATH test-1
| does not look for "test/test-1".  I guess Zsh exports the new value of
| PATH to "test-1" but uses the old value of PATH to find "test-1".

No kidding!?!?  How can this be possible!

| This is contrary to POSIX, so it must be a bug.  I don't know if the
| bug is fixed in the latest Zsh, as I don't use Zsh much.  Can you
| please report the problem to the Zsh folks if the problem still occurs
| with the latest Zsh?

As Alexandre answered, it seems to be fixed: I regularly use this idiom.

| Anyway, I just installed the following patch to Autoconf to work
| around this Zsh bug.  With this patch, Solaris 8 Zsh passes the
| Autoconf test suite (very slowly :-).


| 2002-03-25  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
|       * tests/ Don't rely on "PATH=test:$PATH test-1" working
|       as POSIX requires, as it doesn't work with Zsh.
|       * doc/autoconf.texi (Assignments): Document the problem.

This is fine!

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