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Re: bash 2.03 tests ...

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash 2.03 tests ...
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 10:34:56 -0500

> I don't have a bug to report, but merely a suggestion for those of us
> attempting to "make tests" to verify that the bash build has been done
> successfully.
> On AIX and HP platforms, many people may not have floppy drives, and as
> such, the run-test test will produce some output:

This has nothing to do with whether or not a machine has a floppy drive.
/dev/fd is a mechanism which maps open file descriptors into the file

If the /dev/fd directory does not exist, bash emulates it internally.

I don't have any HP machines, but running `make tests' for

versinfo: 2 04 0 1 release rs6000-ibm-aix4.2.1.0

runs without errors.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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