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Re: sanity failure


From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: sanity failure
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 13:49:39 GMT

"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> >Actually, I did get a warning about expr.  The warning said that
> >"some tests may spuriously pass".  I didn't mind that.  What I
> >minded was some tests spuriously failing.
> >
> >I'm using Solaris 8 or something.  I'll see if I can change expr today.
>
> Did it tell you why it thought expr was broken?

Not sure what you mean.  It said that I should make a GNU
expr available if I didn't want the spurious passing (not
failing) of tests.

Anyway, I tried sticking /usr/xpg4/bin at the front of my PATH
today, and got rid of the ID and EXPR variables, but it didn't
make any difference.  I still got a spurious fail when I was
promised spurious passing.  :-)

I assumed that this would not be of further interest, as after all
I had been warned about my expr, even if too oblique for me
to realise I had a problem.  If it is still of interest to get
sanity.sh to work on my Sun Solaris machine without using
GNU expr, I can try to get those other debug files.  Is it of
interest?

BFN.  Paul.




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