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[Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] tools: python portability fixes

On Tuesday 28 July 2009 11:55:59 Ian Jackson wrote:
> Christoph Egger writes ("Re: [PATCH] tools: python portability fixes"):
> > [stuff]
> Ah, I see.  I don't think this is right.
> > When $(PYTHON) is python you get #!/usr/bin/python,
> This, in particularly, is wrong.  But I don't have time right now to
> investigate this properly.  Can it wait until I'm back in the office
> (this coming Monda) ?


> > The get-path is a bash specific script which tries to get the information
>                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> While I'm here, though: you keep mentioning this as if there was
> something wrong with this.  I think having the Xen build system depend
> on bash being installed is absolutely fine.

On NetBSD, bash is a third-party package.
scripts having #!/bin/bash fail with "/bin/bash: No such file or directory"
The bourne shell (#!/bin/sh) is mighty enough to not require bashism.


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