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Re: [bug-gzip] gzip-1.5 test failures on FreeBSD 9.0 and NetBSD 5.1

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [bug-gzip] gzip-1.5 test failures on FreeBSD 9.0 and NetBSD 5.1
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:16:44 -0600
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[adding bug-autoconf]

On 06/20/2012 08:10 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:

> This addresses symptoms of the problem reported by Nelson H.F. Beebe in
> <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gzip/2012-06/msg00008.html>.
> Although Nelson's bug was not necessarily fixed by this patch,
> it seems wise to make the change for safety.
> * tests/init.sh (path_prepend_): Do not rely on PWD updating
> automagically after 'cd'; this is not reliable on older shells.

This is a portability pitfall; do we know which shells suffer from this
POSIX non-compliance bug, and whether they are still in active use, so
that we can document the problems of PWD and/or make autoconf smart
enough to guarantee a shell with a working PWD?

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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