Re: Solaris and sed: Too many commands, last: s/\n//
- Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:08:29 +0100
- From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Solaris and sed: Too many commands, last: s/\n//
On Mon, Mar 11 2019, Eric Sunshine wrote:
> 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
> 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.
FWIW I gave up on Solaris sed after trying to fix it the last time
If you need another box to test it on you can apply for a GCC Farm