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Re: Mac OS X 10.2 uses bash as /bin/sh

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.2 uses bash as /bin/sh
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 14:30:24 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:

> Is it worth it to commit the following patch?

Thanks.  I committed the following slightly different one.

2006-01-04  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

        * doc/autoconf.texi: Update copyright (and other) dates to 2006.
        * doc/autoconf.texi (Shellology): Mac OS X 10.2 changed the default
        shell from zsh to bash.

Index: autoconf.texi
RCS file: /cvsroot/autoconf/autoconf/doc/autoconf.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.937
retrieving revision 1.939
diff -p -u -r1.937 -r1.939
--- autoconf.texi       29 Dec 2005 21:28:30 -0000      1.937
+++ autoconf.texi       4 Jan 2006 22:28:37 -0000       1.939
@@ -181,7 +181,7 @@ a package for creating scripts to config
 templates and an M4 macro package.
 Copyright @copyright{} 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000,
-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
@@ -9864,7 +9864,7 @@ its own.  Similarly to Bash, you can det
 running @command{pdksh} by testing whether @code{KSH_VERSION} is set,
 and you can require Posix compatibility by running @samp{set
 -o posix}.  Unfortunately, with @command{pdksh} 5.2.14 (the latest
-stable version as of March 2005) Posix mode is buggy and causes
+stable version as of January 2006) Posix mode is buggy and causes
 @command{pdksh} to depart from Posix in at least one respect:
@@ -9889,7 +9889,8 @@ and for @command{zsh} versions before 3.
 set @code{NULLCMD} to @samp{:}.  @xref{Compatibility,, Compatibility,
 zsh, The Z Shell Manual}, for details.
-Zsh 3.0.8 is the native @command{sh} on Mac OS X 10.0.3.
+The default Mac OS X @command{sh} was originally Zsh; it was changed to
+Bash in Mac OS X 10.2.
 @end table
 The following discussion between Russ Allbery and Robert Lipe is worth
@@ -11807,7 +11808,7 @@ the system calls that @command{cp} uses;
 @command{cp} implementations use @code{utimes}, which has
 1-microsecond resolution.  These newer implementations include GNU
 coreutils 5.0.91 or later, and Solaris 8 (sparc) patch 109933-02 or
-later.  Unfortunately as of June 2005 there is still no system
+later.  Unfortunately as of January 2006 there is still no system
 call to set time stamps to the full nanosecond resolution.
 Bob Proulx notes that @samp{cp -p} always @emph{tries} to copy

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