[PATCH 1/4] Make configure use /bin/bash instead of /bin/sh
Vladimir.Marek at Oracle.COM
Mon Apr 9 05:19:30 PDT 2012
> > Posix /bin/sh is not capable of running this configure and fails.
> What fails? What would it take to make this work on posix sh instead?
> The tests do require bash, but generally I think it would be preferable to
> not depend on bash to build.
Well I gave it a quick stab. This is not posix:
BLAH=$( ... )
BLAH=$(( ... ))
First two cases are easy to replace by `...` resp `expr ...`. The rest
leads to external utility like sed. The dirtiest part of configure is
parsing the commandline arguments, but that could be replaced by
If it is appealing way of doing that, I can rework my patch and submit
it for consideration.
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