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Re: EMX on DOS

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: EMX on DOS
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 09:54:41 -0500
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Paul Edwards wrote:

|"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message
|>| It is Cygwin that I was under the impression was Posix
|>|compliant (this is the one I was disappointed there was no
|>|"general posix" compile procedure for).
|>Why are you doing all this for Cygwin?  It comes with Bash.  Just use
|>that to run configure.
|You are posting this under "EMX on DOS".  EMX is not
|I did a general Posix one for any unspecified Posix system,
|which doesn't necessarily have a shell.
|The Cygwin I submitted was the last thing, and only a minor
|change to the general Posix one, to allow backslash.

You have, in general, been submitting too many changes at once, most
quite unclearly labeled and sorted and jumbled with other assumptions
and declarations we are far from agreeing on yet, unless this fix is in
one of my unread messages.  Please send one per email, with clear,
concise explanations and include ChangeLog messages and docs and tests
when necessary.

|As a separate issue, yes, I have BASH.  But when I run
|configure under Bash, it hangs my computer, and I need to
|cold boot.  I don't know why.  But I never said my computer

Sounds like an issue you should take up with the Cygwin development
team.  Or perhaps, since you are running on Windows, a simple uninstall
- -> reboot -> reinstall -> reboot cycle will do the trick.  I'd recommend
the latest Cygwin release if you are using a very old one.  Cygwin has
come a long way in the last few years.

|had the ability to run shell scripts.  What I said is that I have
|a Posix programming environment, and that I can compile
|Posix code.  I can and do compile Posix code.  Just as I
|compile and run C89 code.  THAT works.
|Other people may have only a partial install of Cygwin
|that doesn't have bash, or they may have a completely

Then they should install the rest of the tools.  We are not here to
recreate portability tools, especially when it is unclear that they will
remain supported.  These problems have been solved!  Why solve them again?

|different Posix system, or may have downloaded a
|different gcc port that doesn't come with Bash.  Or maybe
|like me they can't run it for some other reason.  I don't

You are still the only person who has ever raised this issue.  Another
reason I'm not inclined to spend much time on it or want to clutter the
CVS source code with directories of bitrotting source.

|But if they can provide a Posix environment, then Posix
|compliant code should compile.  No ifs, buts or maybes,
|if it's Posix compliant, it should work.

CVS is not POSIX compliant, as I've stated before.


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