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[groff] 01/07: INSTALL.extra: Add advice for Solaris 10 users.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 01/07: INSTALL.extra: Add advice for Solaris 10 users.
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 00:59:59 -0500 (EST)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit dcd7768218e6360b491d3ea7703041e686d38760
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Wed Feb 15 11:52:39 2023 -0600

    INSTALL.extra: Add advice for Solaris 10 users.
    We can drop this in early 2024 when Oracle EOLs Solaris 10.

 INSTALL.extra | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/INSTALL.extra b/INSTALL.extra
index e0bcbeb40..60c0f815a 100644
--- a/INSTALL.extra
+++ b/INSTALL.extra
@@ -226,11 +226,23 @@ directory) will have a log file called
 To re-run a test, change to the top of the build directory (if
 necessary) and run the test by name from the shell prompt.
+[Solaris 10 users _must_ run the test scripts by hand since the /bin/sh
+and utilities on that system are not conformant to the POSIX standard.]
 For example, to rerun the test mentioned above from a "build" directory
 I created as a subdirectory in the source tree, I would do this.
   (cd build && ../tmac/tests/
+[Solaris 10 users will need to put /usr/xpg4/bin or /usr/xpg6/bin in the
+$PATH and pass the test scripts as arguments to a POSIX-conforming
+  (cd build && PATH=/usr/xpg4/bin:$PATH /usr/xpg4/bin/sh \
+   ../tmac/tests/
+You might wish to write a small shell script to facilitate the process.]
 I can view the test log as follows.
   cat build/tmac/tests/

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