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Re: svn commit: r17483 - trunk

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2005-11-23 01:47:25 CET

[Garrett Rooney]
> > -#!/bin/sh
> > +#!/bin/bash
> > # -*- mode: shell-script; -*-
> > # $Id$
> I thought about that, but decided that since systems that use
> something other than bash for /bin/sh usually don't have bash in /bin
> it wouldn't really help much anyway.

I was thinking more as a marker that the script contains bashisms, in
case anyone is ever in the mood to adapt the subversion codebase not to
require bash. (There are a few, but only a few, #!.*/bash scripts in
the corpus - mostly in contrib.) I think it's reasonable to require
any modern system /bin/sh to support POSIX shell syntax - well,
reasonable everywhere except perhaps Solaris - but a lot of Unix
systems still don't have, or particularly want, bash.

> I'm totally not motivated enough to go add autoconf gunk to search
> out the actual location of bash

100% agreed on that part. Much trouble to little benefit.

[Aside: using $(PYTHON) everywhere in the build system might be time
better spent. Last I checked, it was *almost* but not quite possible
to compile subversion on a system with a python which is not

Received on Wed Nov 23 01:49:17 2005

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