[Reproducible-builds] Bug#806331: [xz-devel] Re: xz-utils: make the selected POSIX shell stable accross build environments

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Wed Jun 15 23:45:57 UTC 2016

Ximin Luo dixit:

>(Did you mean to add debian-bugs-dist and Jonathan Nieder on purpose
>or by accident? I removed them, but feel free to add them back in.)

I didn’t, maybe debbugs did.

>In other words: in your scenario, one would not use $POSIX_SHELL but
>some other specific test for those "other bugs".

No, you don’t understand what I tried to write. The thing is, this
is about the *user* (the person calling the configure script) being
able to *override* the automatic mechanism to determine POSIX_SHELL
by setting CONFIG_SHELL to some value, forcing it to use it (if it
passes the tests).

Removing this ability will be A Bad Thing™.

18:47⎜<mirabilos:#!/bin/mksh> well channels… you see, I see everything in the
same window anyway      18:48⎜<xpt:#!/bin/mksh> i know, you have some kind of
telnet with automatic pong         18:48⎜<mirabilos:#!/bin/mksh> haha, yes :D
18:49⎜<mirabilos:#!/bin/mksh> though that's more tinyirc – sirc is more comfy

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