[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: coreutils-5.96 doesn't build (out of the box)

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: coreutils-5.96 doesn't build (out of the box)
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 07:24:31 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

* Sam Sirlin wrote on Mon, May 29, 2006 at 10:41:03PM CEST:
>    From: Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden>

>      /bin/bash --version
>      echo $PATH
>      type mkdir expr dirname basename
> dirname is apparently the issue. I had an old dirname shell script
> lying around from 1989 in my path (version 1.5). It worked well enough
> for the old  2.59 configure, but not for the new one which seems to
> use a new construction "dirname -- ..."

Is your script home-grown or does it have some wider usage?  What does
it output upon
  dirname -- /

?  I'm asking because maybe we can easily rule that out as non-working,
maybe even just by
   if (as_d=`dirname -- /` && test "$as_d" = /) >/dev/null 2>&1; then
     echo good
     echo bad

Cheers, and thanks for checking,

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]