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Add tr to common programs

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Add tr to common programs
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 06:21:05 -0700
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A bug report on the autoconf list recently reported that autoconf has been
producing configure files for several years now with a dependence on
tr[1], even though tr is not listed in the set of safe programs[2].  Since
there have been no bug reports about an inability to configure packages
because of the use of tr, I propose adding it to the set of approved
programs (note that autoconf already lists some portability issues to be
aware of when using tr[3]).

under tr

2008-11-04  Eric Blake  <address@hidden>

        * doc/make-stds.texi (Utilities in Makefiles): Add tr.

diff --git a/doc/make-stds.texi b/doc/make-stds.texi
index bd4df50..98e5e86 100644
--- a/doc/make-stds.texi
+++ b/doc/make-stds.texi
@@ -161,7 +161,7 @@ Utilities in Makefiles

 awk cat cmp cp diff echo egrep expr false grep install-info
-ln ls mkdir mv pwd rm rmdir sed sleep sort tar test touch true
+ln ls mkdir mv pwd rm rmdir sed sleep sort tar test touch tr true
 @end example

 Compression programs such as @code{gzip} can be used in the

Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             address@hidden

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