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Re: [bug #35580] bootstrap is not portable to OpenBSD

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: [bug #35580] bootstrap is not portable to OpenBSD
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:23:00 -0400

(Pruning the cc list of leftovers from the Savannah bug tracker)

Hi Pádraig,

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 11:08:23 +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 08/08/2013 03:59 AM, Mike Miller wrote:
>> [...]
>> You can certainly follow up with gnulib upstream if you want them to consider
>> using OpenBSD's sha1 instead of gsha1sum, but the bootstrap script currently
>> uses the --status option that is GNU-specific.
> This adjustment should avoid the need for coreutils
> (there might be a catch 22 with that requirement).
> You'll also need to export SHA1SUM=sha1 before running bootstrap.
> [...]

Thanks for the suggestion. I did try SHA1SUM=sha1, but that still
won't work with bootstrap since find_tool() requires that $tool
understand the --version option. That was mentioned earlier in the bug
report linked above.


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