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Re: failed configure

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: failed configure
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 16:39:35 +0200
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Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes:

> Scott Brunza <address@hidden> writes:

>> I'm running Solaris 7.  My Bourne shell (/bin/sh) is the original
>> Bourne shell

>>     ./configure: syntax error at line 1423: `DATADIR=$' unexpected

>> even after modifying the stepmaker configure to #!/bin/ksh, it
>> still fails.

What if you try:

    ksh -c ./configure
>> Bourne shell does not understand VARIABLE = $(command).  It uses
>> backticks, `command`.

It was my understanding that the usage of backticks has been deprecated
for years, and that $() is part of the POSIX standard.

If so, I'd rather add a note to INSTALL that Solaris' /bin/sh is
broken and advise to use ksh or bash.

I'm just a bit reluctant to go back to backticks; they can't be nested
eg.  Would it be ok to assume a POSIX shell?


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