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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <...@engelschall.com>
Subject Re: config/5303: Shell metacharacters in string returned by GuessOS
Date Sun, 28 Nov 1999 11:30:00 GMT
The following reply was made to PR config/5303; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Ralf S. Engelschall" <rse@engelschall.com>
To: apbugs@apache.org
Cc:  Subject: Re: config/5303: Shell metacharacters in string returned by GuessOS
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 12:26:02 +0100

 In article <19991114061320.22566.qmail@hyperreal.org> you wrote:
  
 >>Number:         5303
 >>Category:       config
 >>Synopsis:       Shell metacharacters in string returned by GuessOS
 > [...]
 > ===== If GuessOS returns shell metacharacters, configure incorporates these
 > ===== in pathnames, which causes "make" to generate bad syntax in shell commands.
 > [...]
 
 > -echo "${MACHINE}-whatever-${SYSTEM}|${RELEASE}|${VERSION}"
 > +echo "${MACHINE}-whatever-${SYSTEM}-${RELEASE}-${VERSION}"
 
 Thanks for catching this. It's now fixed for Apache 1.3.10.  But not by using
 a minus instead of a pipe char. Instead I used a comma, because a minus is the
 meta-char in GuessOS's output (the output has to be a minus-separated
 _triple_).
                                        Ralf S. Engelschall
                                        rse@engelschall.com
                                        www.engelschall.com

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