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Re: Condition evaluation removed

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Condition evaluation removed
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:00:47 -0400

On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 16:45 +0100, Giles Anderson wrote:
>    export ORAENV_ASK=NO
>    export ORACLE_SID=SID1
>    source oraenv

Not answering your question, but: please don't use this format.  This
results in your configure file being egregiously and needlessly
bash-specific; it is not portable and will not run with POSIX-compliant
sh implementations.

Instead, use:

        export ORAENV_ASK ORACLE_SID
        . oraenv

Writing sh-compliant scripts is not much more onerous than writing bash
scripts, once you know the difference, and it's a huge boon to people
trying to use your code on systems where bash is not /bin/sh (even a
number of Linux distributions now use smaller, faster shells for /bin/sh
rather than bash).

If you want an easy way to check, install ash or dash or similar on your
system and use those to run your configure script.

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