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Re: AIX grep limitation: coreutils build failure

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: AIX grep limitation: coreutils build failure
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 08:01:30 +0200
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Hi Paul,

* Paul Eggert wrote on Tue, May 30, 2006 at 07:53:53AM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> > Please note though that tr is used in
> > lib/autotest/general.m4 and lib/autoconf/status.m4 already.
> I couldn't find the use of tr in general.m4 -- 'tr' is just a pattern
> there, not a command.

Note autotest/general.m4, not autoconf/general.m4:

general.m4:     at_range_start=`echo $at_option |tr -d X-`
general.m4:     at_range_end=`echo $at_option |tr -d X-`
general.m4:  at_groups=`echo $at_groups | tr ' ' "$as_nl" | sort -nu`

> The usage in status.m4 should be portable, but it is a bit
> out-of-the-way and is problematic anyway, given the comments
> describing the problems we've had with it.  Let's remove it.  I
> installed the following patch to do that.

OK.  Let's hope no non-ancient sed has issues with \n.

> > We still don't know what that Solaris failure was about, though
> Sorry, which Solaris failure was this?  There've been at least three
> reported recently.

I'm only tracking the one by Sam Sirlin:
but it seems he's found the cause, and it's unrelated to Solaris.


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