[kde-solaris] kdebase 3.3.2 with gcc 3.4.1 and solaris8

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Fri Jan 14 06:13:57 CET 2005

On Thursday 13 January 2005 12:08, Sunil wrote:
> isn't bash backward compatible with sh? So, would a
> /bin/sh pointing to /bin/bash on solaris solve the
> problem w/o side effects?

It will solve the problem, but it's not very clean. i'd rather change 
#!/bin/sh to #!/bin/bash in ./configure than make a systemwide change 
and symlink /bin/bash to /bin/sh ... but one could argue thats'a 
purist view. :-)

> are there other things?

Well, there's the memory requirements of bash which are 
<ahem>significantly</ahem> higher than /bin/sh ... i think (i'm not 
100% sure on this one) the S* and K* scripts in /etc/rc?.d run as 
/sbin/sh (which is statically linked) and not /bin/sh ... 


Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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