FAQ entries (was: Re: So, Seriously)
Fri Jun 22 10:54:02 2001
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--On Freitag, 22. Juni 2001 10:03 Uhr +0200 Nils Ellmenreich=20
> Example: When this Mac OS X thread came up, one of the first replies was
> along the lines "That's well known. Mac OS X's sed is broken, get a new
> one." Even when I couldn't remember having seen this question before,
> it's a good candidate for the FAQ, although I would prefer something
> like this to be in the INSTALL file/release notes (which is true for
> quite some FAQ entries). So I included it, as the poster seemed
> confident (I have no way to verify his answer). But then, a lengthy
> thread developed whose bottom line is not quite clear to me. Something
> like "Mac OS X's default shell is zsh, which has by default a CDPATH
> that causes trouble. As Werner refuses to change the autoconf stuff to
> take this into account (which would be possible), you have to unset
> CDPATH before compiling GnuPG."
> Now, this might be more accurate, but how can I know without someone
> with Mac OS X access confirms it? Anyway, I'll remove the "wrong" entry
> until that happens. This does only show that I shouldn't be too quick to
> add entries.
I'm the one with OS X. The bottom line seems to be this:
- there is no indication that anything is wrong with sed
- zsh does *not* by default have a CDPATH that causes trouble; CDPATH is=20
set by autoconf-2.13 as a workaround for bash. Unfortunately the side=20
effect is that zsh breaks. autoconf-2.50 fixes this but is not currently=20
compatible with gnupg's configure.in.
Anyway, your conclusion is correct: "As Werner refuses to change the=20
autoconf stuff to take this into account (which would be possible), you=20
have to unset CDPATH before compiling GnuPG."
Note that you have to do this in "configure", *after* the line "CDPATH=3D" =
Thanks for adding this info to the FAQ.
Sebastian Hagedorn PGP key ID: 0x4D105B45
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