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Re: bash tests failing when compiled with --enable-xpg-echo-default=yes


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash tests failing when compiled with --enable-xpg-echo-default=yes
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:55:51 -0500
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On 12/4/16 8:38 AM, Vladimir Marek wrote:
>>> And second patch we use because of xpg-echo. Would it have sense to have
>>> it included, or maybe stop the tests completely instead?
>>
>> You could just have turned off the xpg_echo option instead of going through
>> a convoluted test (which just emulates `shopt -q') to determine whether or
>> not it's on, but it does need to be off.
> 
> Understood. I'm thinking about it this way - we have nonstandard shell
> for historic reasons. Many tests from the test suite still works fine. I
> want to test as much as possible of the shell Solaris people will be
> using. If I just disable xpg_echo, I won't be testing that. The pain of
> maintaining the tests is price for that.

Sure, I understand that, and I will make reasonable changes to accommodate
echo/echo -E.  However, you didn't do that here.  I'm ok with making the
change to just turn off xpg_echo in this file.

Chet
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