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Re: 1.5.22 fails to configure on AIX 5.1

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: 1.5.22 fails to configure on AIX 5.1
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 05:58:25 +0900
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Howard Chu <address@hidden> writes:

> I was thinking that, or ((set -o posix) >/dev/null 2>*1); ... Will
> give it a shot.

Another possibility, which I just thought of, is to redirect stdin as

(set -o posix) </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1

Another possibility is to try "set +o posix" instead of "set -o posix".

Anyway, if you can strace it (or whatever the equivalent of that is,
on AIX), that will likely let us come up with a fix.

One thing I'm puzzled about.  The AIX 5.1 documentation claims /bin/sh
is the Korn shell; see
Is that not true for you?

Also, is there anything unusual in your environment?  E.g., what is
the output of:

echo $-

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