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Re: Create an alias on the fly?

From: Andreas Kusalananda Kähäri
Subject: Re: Create an alias on the fly?
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:38:03 +0200

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 04:24:07AM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I'm testing some software from Master. My testing machines sometimes
> lack the distro tools like makeinfo. It results in things like this:
>     ./bootstrap: 255: makeinfo: not found
>     ./bootstrap: Error: 'makeinfo' not found
> I tried the MAKEINFO=true tricks but they did not work.
> How can I create an alias on the fly using code like this in Bash?
>     if ! ./bootstrap;
>     then
>         echo "Failed to bootstrap Wget2"
>         exit 1
>     fi
> Thanks in advance.

This does not seem to be a bug in the bash shell.  Maybe you meant
to post this the help-bash list?  Also, why not just install the
prerequisites for the software you're building?

Andreas (Kusalananda) Kähäri
SciLifeLab, NBIS, ICM
Uppsala University, Sweden


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