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Re: [Nmh-workers] m_getfld() bug fix

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] m_getfld() bug fix
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2013 11:36:48 -0800

On Dec 8, 2013, at 11:03 AM, David Levine <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Apparently, /usr/xpg4/bin/awk is POSIX compliant.  Can build and
>> test instructions for nmh on Solaris not state /usr/xpg4/bin needs
>> to be up the front of PATH?
> Yes, but then our buildbot provider, maintainer, and
> gracious host would have to actually do that :-) 

The only sane way to deal with Solaris is to prepend /usr/xpg4/bin to $PATH.  I 
do that in my .profile, so I generally don't run into these POSIX compatibility 
issues.  But the buildbot gets started from the equivalent of /etc/rc.local at 
boot time, and doesn't get this customization.

My preference would be for the configure script to detect it is being run on 
Solaris and fudge $PATH appropriately.  That way we get consistent source 
builds on Solaris even when the person building doesn't have the XPG4 tools at 
the front of their path.

Well, my *real* preference would be for Solaris to join the 21st century, but I 
don't hold out much hope of that happening.


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