Glibc build failure with /bin/sh -> /bin/dash

Matthew Burgess matthew at
Fri Feb 16 12:18:27 PST 2007

On Friday 16 February 2007 19:47, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 2/16/07, Matthew Burgess <matthew at> wrote:
> > Obviously, if you're in a /bin/dash shell yourself and aren't using
> > jhalfs you'll trigger loads of problems, I'd guess.
> Not exactly. For instance, I can't execute a config.guess script with
> dash because it barfs whenever the : (do nothing) command comes up.
> So, can you unpack binutils-2.16.1 and run ./config.guess or dash
> ./config.guess?

matthew at kyoto:~/binutils-2.16.1$ dash ./config.guess

Ubuntu do patch dash though (see debian/diff/dash-signed-char-syntax.diff and  
debian/diff/eval-exit-status.diff in  
Maybe that'll help?


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