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Re: any chance to workaround again "buggy" grep -e on SVR4?

From: Petr Sumbera
Subject: Re: any chance to workaround again "buggy" grep -e on SVR4?
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:21:06 +0200
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On 10/21/12 08:20 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
On 10/19/2012 07:07 AM, Petr Sumbera wrote:

Is there some reason that Oracle has never added the -e option to grep?
Could you please file a bug report for that?  It's been many years now
that -e has been in the POSIX standard, and there's no compatibility reason
why /usr/bin/grep -e should fail to work.

No reason I'm aware of. There is already filed bug for it:

7014264 /usr/bin/grep should have -e -f -x -E and -F options

Anyway, I pushed the following workaround.  It assumes that you have
a more standard 'grep' floating around somewhere, which is pretty much
true on Solaris these days.


Yes. We have ggrep. Where on S10/S9 it's not in default path (/usr/sfw/bin). And it seems that your new check is also happy with: /usr/xpg4/bin/grep.

Btw. Can we update also tests/init.cfg to use $GREP version found during configure? Or eventually remove this check..



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