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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××××.org
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 17:32:58
Message-Id: 20050328183158.06243152@snowdrop
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed by "Diego \\\"Flameeyes\\\" Pettenò"
1 On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 18:06:17 +0200 "Diego \"Flameeyes\" Pettenò"
2 <flameeyes@×××××××××××××.de> wrote:
3 | Please also note that using a sintax like that:
4 |
5 | sed -e expression file file file -i
6 |
7 | just works on gsed, but doesn't work with other sed implementations
8 | (bsdish, macos, solaris, ...). -i must be put before any -e!
9 |
10 | Please update the erroneous ebuild, as these could make problems when
11 | gentoo/non-linux-os .
13 Erm. No. Supporting -i is a requirement for any sed that is used by
14 ebuilds. If your native sed doesn't do it, you must provide a sed alias
15 to, say, GNU sed when in an ebuild environment. We already went over
16 that with the osx thing. Switching is infeasible.
18 Historically, any ebuild using sed -i would have a hard DEPEND upon
19 GNU sed-4. These were removed when GNU sed-4 became part of the
20 profiles, but as they're system deps you should consider GNU sed 4 a
21 requirement for your arch.
23 --
24 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Vim, Fluxbox, shell tools)
25 Mail : ciaranm at
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed "Diego \\\"Flameeyes\\\" Pettenò" <flameeyes@×××××××××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed Daniel Ostrow <dostrow@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed Aaron Walker <ka0ttic@g.o>