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Re: testsuite -C dir

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: testsuite -C dir
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 21:37:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Eric Blake-1 wrote on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 05:54:18PM CET:
> > Does Autotest (now that it uses shell functions) still cater to shells
> > that need to re-export variables after changing them?  Then
> > at_debug_args should contain the export statements, too.
> The way I read the autoconf manual, you are required to export
> any variable that you modify and want child processes to see
> (in case the variable began life inherited into the current environment);
> and this is still valid on existing systems (think Solaris /bin/sh).
> But I see nothing that places an order on the export.

Indeed, the manual doesn't require this, and Solaris 6 sh doesn't need
it, either.  Thanks for explaining the manual to me!  :-)


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