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From: Stefan Dalibor <Stefan.Dalibor@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
To: Byron Rakitzis <byron@netapp.com>
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: autoconfig
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 03:32:32 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <199704020832.KAA06873@immd3.informatik.uni-erlangen.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m0wCEa1-00076zC@most.weird.com>; from Greg A. Woods on Tue, Apr 01, 1997 at 08:11:13PM -0500

On Tue, Apr 01, 1997 at 08:11:13PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Tue, April 1, 1997 at 14:28:39 (-0500), Byron Rakitzis wrote: ]
> > Subject: autoconfig
> >
> > > #define DEFAULTPATH "/usr/ucb", "/usr/bin", "/bin", "."
> > 
> > I think this can be deduced by running /bin/sh as a login shell
> > with $PATH unset, and snarfing the output of "echo $PATH".

This doesn't work for me (Solaris 2.5.1, DEC OSF/1 3.2) - sh just
echoes nothing if started with PATH unset.  There have to be default
values compiled into the shell, but those are not echoed if $PATH
is empty.
On POSIX systems, there is the possibility of using confstr(_CS_PATH),
(pdksh does that as far as I know) but I don't know wether/how the
returned value is useful/configurable.  I also vote for adding a
special option to the configure script (as I'd like to add our instal-
lation dependant local directories).

In my opinion, support for named pipes should be continued - I use
it quite often and it works fine for me.

Stefan Dalibor         -         dalibor@immd3.informatik.uni-erlangen.de

  reply	other threads:[~1997-04-02  9:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1997-04-01 19:28 autoconfig Byron Rakitzis
1997-04-02  1:11 ` autoconfig Greg A. Woods
1997-04-02  8:32   ` Stefan Dalibor [this message]
1997-04-02  2:20 ` autoconfig Scott Schwartz
1997-04-02 15:10   ` autoconfig Mark K. Gardner
1997-04-02  2:59 ` autoconfig David Luyer
1997-04-02 16:32 ` autoconfig Chet Ramey
1997-04-01 23:52 autoconfig Alan Watson
1997-04-02  9:38 autoconfig Bengt Kleberg
1997-04-03  0:15 ` autoconfig Scott Merrilees
1997-04-03  3:14   ` autoconfig Warren Toomey
1997-04-02 17:30 autoconfig Rich Salz
1997-04-02 20:24 autoconfig Byron Rakitzis
1997-04-05 18:38 autoconfig Bengt Kleberg

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