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Re: [Bug-wget] bootstrap problem

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] bootstrap problem
Date: Tue, 05 May 2015 23:50:08 +0200
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On 05/05/15 12:45, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
Hi Darshit,

Am 05.05.2015 um 12:23 schrieb Darshit Shah<address@hidden>:
So, is the issue because some platforms are shipping a non-compatible
version of sh, or is the script incorrectly using bash while only
claiming to use sh?
The problem is the evaluation with $( ):
   bootstrap: syntax error at line 88: `me_=$’ unexpected

The Solaris Bourne Shell is really one of the „very oldest“ non-POSIX-compatible
Bourne shells:

Last time I talked with Jim Meyering about the problem (unfortunately off-list)
he said that if you bootstrap stuff you are a developer which is expected to 
bash at hand. Here, bash is considered similar to autotools which you also need
only to bootstrap.

Best regards

I don't think that we should spend any effort attempting to support non-POSIX shells
(Solaris sh seems the only midly common under that category).
That said, it would be nice to have a nicer error message.

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