gunpg on solaris 2.6

Jason C. Axley jason at
Mon Mar 15 15:26:58 CET 1999

Wow this takes a while to propagate to me!

Anyhow, I took some time to test some different things out and replacing
'echo -n ""'

with simply


provides the correct sums on solaris.  This is good because it means that
the bug is in the test--not what is being tested!  I get to use gpg on
solaris now--hooray!

The libtool script sed problem either needs a solaris-compatible sed
statement or to use gnu sed, if available.  I just edit libtool after
running ./configure and change sed to /usr/local/bin/sed to use gnu sed.
The general portability issue would still be there even if you could
select gnu sed since it shouldn't probably require installing gnu sed to
build.  Not knowing sed too well, I can't offer a replacement statement
that would work on solaris, but I'm willing to test things out if a
solaris platform isn't available.


"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity"
	- Hanlon's Razor 

On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Werner Koch wrote:

> "Jason C. Axley" <jason at> writes:
> > mds.test:  fails on the empty string test
> Mea culpa.  
> $ echo -n "" 
> Isn't good on Solaris?
> -- 
> Werner Koch at            keyid 621CC013

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