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On Dec 23, 2010, at 8:10 AM, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 23-12-2010 08:08:28 -0600, Perry Smith wrote:
>>> I've not seen such problems since I do </dev/null.
>>> Does it help to redirect stdin from /dev/null for you too?
>> I'm not sure when you are suggesting to do the redirect. It would cause the stty to fail and the read
>> would return immediately so it would avoid hanging forever.
>> I've never seen this before (a configure script that pauses or expects input). Given that Portage is a 'batch' type
>> concept, maybe the redirect should be part of Portage.
> 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,
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).