config.sub quoting issue
tg at swox.com
Tue Oct 28 20:14:46 CET 2008
Sebastian Freundt <hroptatyr at gna.org> writes:
> I don't think you can expect that quoting style to work in
> all /bin/sh out there, unfortunately.
Likewise, I don't think you can expect your quoting style to work in all
Are you just retorting, or are you serious?
If you actually know of a problem, please let us know.
> Why do you explicitly use /bin/ksh, why don't you simply let the !# in
> the file determine that interpreter to use? Then things should work.
I have no idea, it's not me who's seeing the issue, I'm just reporting
it. But I think it's an autoconf issue at last, config.sub is called with
CONFIG_SHELL (which in turn sets SHELL) set to something that is
considered `shell enough' to cope with config.sub. While this may be true
for the FSF config.sub it's not really working with yours, we've found a
way to work around: using SHELL=... ./configure or
CONFIG_SHELL=... ./configure, and I think all his shells (including
/bin/ksh) worked, just /bin/sh didn't. Odd I know. :)
Unless somebody with access debugs exactly what ksh dislikes about the
present quoting, and can suggest a safe workaround, I'll leave the
code as it is.
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