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Re: Solaris and sed: Too many commands, last: s/\n//


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 4:32 PM Jeffrey Walton <noloader@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I enabled self tests for Solaris. Solaris has some anemic utilities so
> I put /usr/gnu/bin first on-path.

The first question is if you are really running GNU 'sed'? My guess is
"no, it's still picking up Solaris's 'sed'".

> gmake -C templates  SHELL_PATH='/bin/bash' PERL_PATH='/usr/bin/perl'
> sed: Too many commands, last: s/\n//
> --- chainlint/arithmetic-expansion.expect       2019-02-24

Ævar had taken a stab at getting this to work on Solaris back in
September 2018. He did fix one or two issues, but the one you report
here was not addressed. He ultimately abandoned the attempt, I think,
after Junio's reminder that the project had long ago declared
Solaris's tools as a lost cause. See the relevant messages:


> Solaris in a VM sucks. I can provide SSH access to the hardware if
> anyone is interested. It is just an Solaris i86pc on an older Ivy
> Bridge.

I wouldn't mind taking a look at it, though I don't promise anything,
and I suspect the only way forward is by ensuring that the GNU or XPG
tools are used instead of the Solaris ones.