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Re: ./configure problems

From: Eric Sunshine
Subject: Re: ./configure problems
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 18:05:23 -0400

On Tue,  4 May 2004 23:24:11 -0400, Eric Sunshine wrote:
> On Mon, 03 May 2004 08:44:46 +0200, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> >
> > Hmm, it seems to me this will just hide this problem, not really
> > cure it.  Am I mistaken?
> No, I wouldn't say that it hides the problem. If the tests have gotten this
> far (to the point of considering $SHELL as a candidate), then the situation
> is already dire. It means that the shell selection code was unable to find
> a suitable shell in any of the normal locations (including $PATH) under any
> of the normal names. The search has exhausted all normal means of locating
> an agreeable shell, so it might as well try $SHELL as an absolete last
> resort. After all, $SHELL _might_ just reference a usable shell. If it
> does, great, disaster averted. If it does not, well, then the dire
> situation is still dire.

Upon re-consideration, yes, it does just hide the problem, though the rest  
of my statement is still relvant.  :-)

-- ES

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