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Re: Condition evaluation removed

From: Giles Anderson
Subject: Re: Condition evaluation removed
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 15:24:26 +0100

Thanks Paul

Point taken about using 'export' and '.'

And, as it happens very valid, as I now have an AIX machine added to the

2008/9/12 Paul Smith <address@hidden>

> 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:
>        ORAENV_ASK=NO
>        ORACLE_SID=SID1
>        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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