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Findutils failure due to reliance /bin/echo

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Findutils failure due to reliance /bin/echo
Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 10:35:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi James,

Hydra Build Daemon <address@hidden> writes:

> FAIL: l1, unexpected failure, child process exited abnormally, 
> /tmp/nix-build-iqdrm25mpg40iivc59hjmdjjay1rfifp-findutils-4.5.10-git.drv-0/findutils-4.5.10-git/xargs/testsuite/../xargs:
>  /bin/echo: No such file or directory

This is due to the fact that there’s no /bin/echo in the build
environment (actually /bin on NixOS contains only /bin/sh).

If you want to rely on ‘echo’ other than the shell’s built-in, you
should use AC_PATH_PROG([echo]) in ‘configure.ac’ or something similar.
(Though I can’t think of any reason why the shell built-in wouldn’t


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