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Re: autoconf test ': >emtpy' problem under Ultrix

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: autoconf test ': >emtpy' problem under Ultrix
Date: 19 Mar 2001 12:13:39 +0100
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>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

Jim> | Jim> Not everyone has a /dev/null.
Jim> |
Jim> | Huh???  What for instance?

Jim> Er... Well, I guess you've caught me :-) I can't name one
Jim> offhand.  And even if I could, it probably wouldn't be worth
Jim> making a change.

Well I have an answer to make: Epita doesn't have a good /dev/null.
For some obscure insecurity reason related to a bug on NetBSD 1.4.2,
we don't have +w on /dev/null!!!

Jim> This is just nit-picking, but...  how about factoring out that
Jim> extra use of `at-devnull' and removing all the useless single
Jim> quotes?

Very much agreed.  I'm applying your suggestion, and will commit it in
a couple of minutes.

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