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From: Robert van Liere <Robert.van.Liere@cwi.nl>
To: Alan Watson <alan@oldp.astro.wisc.edu>
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: -c arguents
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1993 13:50:54 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9311011850.AA16277=robertl@paling.cwi.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 01 Nov 1993 13:35:41 GMT." <9311011835.AA25777@oldp.astro.wisc.edu>

> I wonder if the behaviour should be changed to follow that of sh?

I've reported this to Byron more than a year ago. This was
his reply.

-- Robert

> 2) make on the sgi has a bug: it executes its shell with "$SHELL -ce command"
> and since rc uses getopt(3) to process its arguments (hardly nonstandard,
> imho) rc sees the single command "e" followed by a bunch of arguments which
> it places in $*. One fix is to place a copy of make in a different directory,
> edit it with, say, emacs, and transpose the order of the letters "ce". That
> will make it invoke rc correctly.
> One caveat: many makefiles out there break when you use rc as a shell. It is
> a bug, imo, that sgi's make does not default to sh unless explicitly overriden
> via SHELL. I believe other makes operate in that fashion.

  parent reply	other threads:[~1993-11-01 18:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1993-11-01 18:35 Alan Watson
1993-11-01 18:47 ` John Mackin
1993-11-01 18:50 ` Robert van Liere [this message]
1993-11-01 19:16 Tom Culliton x2278

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