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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
> 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.
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