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RE: ./configure generated script fails on solaris

From: Christian Jullien
Subject: RE: ./configure generated script fails on solaris
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:22:50 +0200

Many thanks Thomas for your quick reply.
Your script, I missed (sorry), works ROOTB on my solaris box.

May I suggest you to detect this case in configure and propose user to
execute this script?

Have a nice day.


-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Dickey [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: dimanche 21 octobre 2018 17:41
To: Christian Jullien
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: ./configure generated script fails on solaris

On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 11:36:28AM +0200, Christian Jullien wrote:
> Hello maintainers,
> Thank you for your efforts to maintains and improve bcurses.
> I have an old solaris 10 sparc box where I port many GNU packages.

I do test-compiles on a Solaris 10 x86 machine.
(I've Solaris 11 machines, but it looks like 10 was the high point for Sun).
> Trying to compile 6.1 version, if fails on line 1206 probably because 
> a gnu

It's in the release notes for 6.0 (August 2015) here:


with an example after this comment:

        This mainly affects Solaris (the other vendor unix systems have
        followed the POSIX guidelines for the past twenty years). 

> bash extension. #!/bin/sh is NOT bash on solaris

none of my configure scripts depend on bash features.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden> https://invisible-island.net

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