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




On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 10:11:41PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 9:55 PM Jeffrey Walton <noloader@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Oh man, you're using GNU make. I thought Git was using that anemic
> > Posix Make. See attached.
> >
> > I think Solaris provides an older gawk. Is this an easier problem:
> >
> >     awk: chainlint.sed:88: :squash
> >     awk: chainlint.sed:88: ^ syntax error
> >     awk: chainlint.sed:91:  s/\\\n//
> >     awk: chainlint.sed:91:    ^ backslash not last character on line
> >     Usage: awk [POSIX or GNU style options] -f progfile [--] file ...
> >     Usage: awk [POSIX or GNU style options] [--] 'program' file ...
> 
> My bad , there was a typo... 'awk' got assigned to SED variable.
> 
> This patch works as expected.
>
> diff --git a/t/Makefile b/t/Makefile
> @@ -11,11 +11,25 @@ SHELL_PATH ?= $(SHELL)
>  TAR ?= $(TAR)
> +AWK ?= $(AWK)
> +SED ?= $(SED)
> +GREP ?= $(GREP)
>  
> +# Fix Solaris tools. These are Posix. GNU tools located at /usr/gnu/bin.
> +ifneq ($(wildcard /usr/gnu/bin/grep),)
> +  GREP := /usr/gnu/bin/grep
> +endif
> +ifneq ($(wildcard /usr/gnu/bin/sed),)
> +  SED := /usr/gnu/bin/sed
> +endif
> +ifneq ($(wildcard /usr/gnu/bin/awk),)
> +  SED := /usr/gnu/bin/awk
> +endif

I think the last assignment ought to be "AWK := ...".

Anyhow, this sort of platform-specific tool customization is typically done by config.mak.uname in the top-level Git directory. In fact, there's already a section for SunOS:

    ifeq ($(uname_S),SunOS)
        ...
        SANE_TOOL_PATH = /usr/xpg6/bin:/usr/xpg4/bin
        ...

Prepending /usr/gnu/bin to SANE_TOOL_PATH might be a good idea as a first step toward fixing the problem you're seeing on Solaris, however, as Ævar mentioned in [1], SANE_TOOL_PATH isn't presently consulted when running tests. But, as he suggested, fixing the tests to respect SANE_TOOL_PATH might be a good solution overall.

So, rather than making platform-specific customizations to t/Makefile, an arguably better solution would be to update config.mak.uname to add /usr/gnu/bin to SANE_TOOL_PATH and then update the test system to respect that value (thus, these GREP, SED, AWK specializations can be avoided).

[1]: http://public-inbox.org/git/877ek0rymz.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/