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Re: GNATS needs some work (autoconf/59)

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: GNATS needs some work (autoconf/59)
Date: 31 Jan 2001 17:04:19 +0100
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>>>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:

Alexandre> Hmm...  It's just occurred to me that this kind of test may
Alexandre> not work in general.  AFAIK, some old Unices just won't run
Alexandre> shell-scripts like that; you have to explicitly specify the
Alexandre> shell that must run them.  I'd love to be proven wrong, but
Alexandre> if I'm right, it defeats the whole testing mechanism.  We
Alexandre> can't have an executable, because then we'd need a compiler
Alexandre> for the build machine, and we can't have a script because
Alexandre> we may have to explicitly specify a shell, and then, then
Alexandre> shell may not search the PATH.

It seems to me that falling to `:' is way enough for this case.

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