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From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
Subject: Re: Patch for openssl config script -- but not really
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:32:32 +0100
On 23-12-2010 08:26:32 -0600, Perry Smith wrote:
> On Dec 23, 2010, at 8:10 AM, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> > It should be IIRC, based on FEATURES=interactive.  Anyway, if /bin/sh is
> > an issue on AIX, perhaps we better run their configure script with
> > Prefix'/bootstrap's bash instead?
> 
> Seems like to get any type of wide spread stability between platforms and
> releases, you would want to use as few native elements as possible.  So,

We try to do this as much as is reasonable.  I think haubi backed up
most of that :)  Prefix is indeed fully self-containing for this reason,
although on other platforms this may feel like a complete waste.

> using a bash that you have control over seems wise in the long term.  The
> question is if this config script uses anything in ksh that isn't in bash.  I would
> assume not since many /bin/sh's point to bash on other platforms (mac for
> example).
> 
> The other thing is to be sure that the shell knows that it is running a script
> and is not interactive.  If you passed bash the wrong flag, I bet it would
> make the same mistake and read input in raw mode so that the user could
> do command line editing (which you don't want in this case).

I'm not sure if I understand this well.


-- 
Fabian Groffen
Gentoo on a different level


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Re: Patch for openssl config script -- but not really
-- Perry Smith
Re: Patch for openssl config script -- but not really
-- Michael Haubenwallner
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