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Re: [bug-gettext] [PATCH] gettext-runtime: use @SHELL@ for the SHELL var

From: Thomas Petazzoni
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] [PATCH] gettext-runtime: use @SHELL@ for the SHELL variable definition
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 20:04:44 +0200

Dear Mike Rosset,

On Tue, 28 May 2013 10:36:16 -0700, Mike Rosset wrote:
> Thanks for this, I created a patch for awhile back for
> https://github.com/str1ngs/clutter-android.
> The problem only occurs under certain corner cases. For example if
> /bin/sh is not symlinked to bash in the case of ubuntu where they use
> dash and only while boot strapping autoconf submodules.

Correct. Until I did some other (unrelated) changes to gettext's
configure.ac, I wasn't seeing any problem. However, the problem becomes
clear once you autoreconf gettext, and you run on a system where sh is
a POSIX shell that doesn't understand the += bashim that libtool is

> But due to the
> complexity of autotools I was worried it might break something else.

All other Makefile.in are doing this, and the SHELL variable gets
properly expanded to the correct value, from my testing. So it should
be alright.

> While I was bisecting from my impression Makfile.in was hard copied
> over and this issue has gone unnoticed since that time and more then
> likely this patch is fine. Either way +1 if this can get applied.


Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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