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Re: [FYI] {master} maint: assume 'test -x' is portable

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [FYI] {master} maint: assume 'test -x' is portable
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:42:25 -0700
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On 02/23/2012 02:48 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> * lib/ (installcheck-local): To verify that the installed
> scripts are actually executable, simply use 'test -x', instead of
> resorting to perl and its '-x' file operator.  Today, 'test -x'
> should today be portable to any non-museum system.  Since we are at
> it, improve diagnostic in case of failure.

The autoconf manual still recommends:

Do not use @samp{test -x}, because 4.3BSD does not
have it.

Is this still an issue?  Or should we be updating the autoconf manual?

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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