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Re: testing Autoconf with awk

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: testing Autoconf with awk
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 21:55:21 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

>       * lib/autotest/general.m4 (at_help_all): Initialize with a here
>       document rather than a shell string literal, to avoid triggering
>       some OpenUnix 5.0.7 ksh buffer overflow.

Surely this should be "OpenServer 5.0.7" rather than "OpenUnix 5.0.7"?

Also, Tim, is this original 5.0.7, or Update Pack 3, or some other
update pack?  If it's not Update Pack 3 perhaps we can just ask people
to apply the vendor-recommended patches.

I'd rather avoid this patch if we can avoid it.  Here-documents are

> I wonder whether we should just document "use bash" on these systems.

That'd be fine with me, if the issue is limited to OpenServer 5.0.7.

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