• Subject: Re: python support in CVS.
  • From: Carey Evans <c.evans@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 27 Nov 2000 20:00:39 +1300
  • User-Agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) XEmacs/21.1 (Channel Islands)

Michael Madore <mmadore@turbolinux.com> writes:

> In my experience, ash is really not sufficiently bash compatible to use
> automake/autoconf/libtool.

Autoconf is supposed to work on every Unix system out there, including
FreeBSD, which uses ash, as well as others with their own POSIX
compatible shells like SunOS 4, AIX, Solaris and Unixware.  I've never
had trouble using ash with autoconf, etc. before.

In my (limited) experience, you'll find bash used as /bin/sh on most
Linux systems, but not much else.  Admittedly, pdksh and zsh both
manage the `... <<EOF` properly; but I don't see it used in any of the
other autoconf macros installed on my system.

         Carey Evans  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/

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