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Re: Work around bugs in pre-3.0 UWIN ksh makes bash-2.02.2 panic

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Work around bugs in pre-3.0 UWIN ksh makes bash-2.02.2 panic
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 22:02:51 -0500

%% Daniel Goujot <address@hidden> writes:

  dg> maremma:/4go/tmp/make-3.80% sh --version
  dg> GNU bash, version 2.01.1(1)-release (i586-pc-linux-gnu)
  dg> Copyright 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

  dg> This shell will make segmentation fault on these lines :

  dg> # Work around bugs in pre-3.0 UWIN ksh.
  dg> $as_unset ENV MAIL MAILPATH
  dg> PS1='$ '
  dg> PS2='> '
  dg> PS4='+ '

  dg> (found in make-3.80/configure, make-3.80/config.status, and maybe
  dg> other places) In installation of gmake-3.80, ./configure step
  dg> won't work unless these lines are removed.

Hm.  Well, this is really a bug in bash, but since that version is so
old I doubt you'll be able to get a patch for it: they'll probably just
say you should upgrade.

If you really want this old version of bash supported, then you should
report this as a bug to the autoconf folks (address@hidden).

There's not much that GNU make can do about this, since it just uses
autoconf to generate the configure file.


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