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Re: tr portability

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: tr portability
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 15:18:55 +0200
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Eric Blake wrote:
> | Maybe the Autoconf manual should contain: please don't put /usr/ucb
> | nor '.' in $PATH, and if you must, put it as late as possible.
> | Dunno, I don't have a strong opinion on all of this.
> Yes, we could add that, but it won't help the fact that configure is run
> by people who do not install autoconf, and so are not aware of the
> problems in doing so.

You're right. This doc belongs in the INSTALL file, because this is what
people installing GNU packages are supposed to read.

A proposed wording, to be added to the section "Particular Systems", is:

On Solaris, don't put @code{/usr/ucb} early in your PATH.  @code{/usr/ucb}
contains several dysfunctional programs; working variants of these programs
are available in @code{/usr/bin}.  So, if you need @code{/usr/ucb} in your
PATH, put it @emph{after} @code{/usr/bin}.

The section "Particular Systems" is introduced by the proposed patch in


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