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From "Lance J. Andersen" <Lance.Ander...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (DERBY-677) ksh scripts should be written in a more portable way
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2005 17:56:47 GMT
The better approach is to get rid of the scripts and replace them with 
ant based startup scripts as it is more portable, especially windows.

I would not expect sh to work against a ksh script across the board 
myself anyways.

Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA) wrote:

>ksh scripts should be written in a more portable way
>----------------------------------------------------
>
>         Key: DERBY-677
>         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-677
>     Project: Derby
>        Type: Bug
>  Components: Demos/Scripts  
>    Versions: 10.2.0.0, 10.1.2.1    
>    Reporter: Knut Anders Hatlen
> Assigned to: Knut Anders Hatlen 
>    Priority: Minor
>
>
>The ksh scripts in the frameworks directory are written in a way which
>is not totally portable. They use a syntax that is specific to ksh and
>not understood by the standard Bourne shell. This prevents some
>variants of Unix from running the scripts when you have the scripts'
>path in your PATH environment variable.
>
>These commands work:
>
>  ksh /path/to/scripts/ij.ksh
>  bash /path/to/scripts/ij.ksh
>
>These commands might not work on some platforms:
>
>  sh /path/to/scripts/ij.ksh
>  /path/to/scripts/ij.ksh
>  ij.ksh   # might not work even if /path/to/scripts is in PATH
>
>The syntax that is not portable is
>
>  export VAR=value
>
>Rewriting it to
>
>  VAR=value
>  export VAR
>
>would make the scripts portable to all shells in the Korn and Bourne
>shell family.
>
>  
>

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