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Re: tramp (2.2.11-24.5); tramp broken against FreeBSD sh

From: Augie Fackler
Subject: Re: tramp (2.2.11-24.5); tramp broken against FreeBSD sh
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:01:13 -0500

> On Dec 21, 2015, at 4:57 PM, Michael Albinus <address@hidden> wrote:
> Augie Fackler <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi Augie,
>> As of some recent-ish version of emacs the included tramp no longer
>> works out of the box with FreeBSD remote hosts, as they don't accept a
>> -l flag for
>> /bin/sh. I'm sure I can work around this with some configuration knobs
>> (which I'll look into shortly), but I didn't see any evidence of a
>> report upstream. It looks like the use of the nonstandard flag was
>> introduced by tramp git commit 82088de77ddc238b64665a5318ec7a56ac11b7bd,
>> although master has now diverged by enough I'm not sure if it's still a
>> problem.
> The problem happens when you have added `tramp-own-remote-path' to
> `tramp-remote-path'. With commit 707b51675d18daf4435f474e3942814871d31afe
> to the Tramp repository, this has been masked not to be a problem
> anymore. I won't call it final fix, because `tramp-own-remote-path' is
> not active any more in such case.

Is there any knob I can adjust that would let me not pass -l to the sh 
instance? This particular machine has bash installed, but not all of the ones I 
talk to do, and not losing tramp-own-remote-path would be nice in those 

> You might test Tramp from its repository (or Emacs from the emacs-25
> branch), or wait a little bit: Tramp 2.2.13 is planned for release still
> this year.
> Best regards, Michael.

Thanks for the quick response!


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