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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [JPackage-devel] FW: jakarta ant 1.4.1/1.5 ant script
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2002 15:48:05 GMT
On 30 Apr 2002, Nicolas Mailhot <> wrote:

> I didn't change back the $() back since it's required by posix and
> the few test we did with csh-like scripts show some versions won't
> even accept ``.

You must have misunderstood what I wanted to say.

The /bin/sh is a Bourne-Shell on Solaris as well as on HP/UX, these
systems default to csh for *interactive user shells*, but /bin/sh is
there.  You can install a Posix compatible shell on Solaris (typically
/usr/xpg4/bin/sh) but this is not mandatory.

I see little reason to drop support for platforms that have a
"working" /bin/sh but not a XPG4 compatible one.  You'd require more
from a system than most other projects - the configure script autoconf
creates works with Solaris' sh for example.


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