[x264-devel] Solaris 10 sparc patch to configure

hbent at cs.oberlin.edu hbent at cs.oberlin.edu
Sat Jan 24 02:55:26 CET 2009

On Fri, January 23, 2009 5:50 pm, Ben Taylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:43 PM,  <hbent at cs.oberlin.edu> wrote:
>> On Fri, January 23, 2009 5:41 am, Loren Merritt wrote:
>>> On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, Robinson, Greg wrote:
>>>> And finally, the version.sh script does not work on my system as I do
>>>> have git installed.  And if I did, it would not work.
>>> Git has been ported, so the only possible meaning or your sentence I can
>>> see is that `sort`, `join`, `awk`, and all the other standard tools used
>>> in version.sh also broken on Solaris?
>> I can see a few problems on Solaris 10 wrt version.sh:
>> -Stock /bin/sh doesn't understand "if [ $LOCALVER \> 1 ]".  I just use
bash instead.  /usr/xpg4/bin/sh appears to be OK.
>> -/bin/grep doesn't understand -q.  /usr/xpg4/bin/grep does.
>> -/bin/head doesn't understand -c.  Neither does /usr/ucb/bin/head. I
don't know why Solaris chooses to ship crippled tools in the default
install, but they do.
> Binary compatibility guarantee.  PATH's aren't hard to manage, but
people make a big deal about it...

I would understand this argument if, for example, head -c already existed
and did something different than GNU head.  Are people really writing
scripts that depend on certain options failing?  The *BSDs appear to have
been able to adapt most newer options to standard tools without incident.

-Henry Bent

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