[FFmpeg-devel] Fixing configure on Solaris

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Thu Aug 9 01:19:22 CEST 2007

On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 12:51:34AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 02:08:56PM -0700, Roman Shaposhnick wrote:
> > As per grep(1) man page:
> > 
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Portability note: unlike GNU grep, traditional grep did not conform to
> > POSIX.2, because traditional grep lacked a -q option  and  its  -s
> > option  behaved  like GNU grep's -q option.  Shell scripts intended to
> > be portable to traditional grep should avoid both -q and -s and should
> > redirect output to /dev/null instead.
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > Ok to apply?
> I don't like it.  -q is part of POSIX[1].  Why don't you fix the stone age
> tools in Solaris?

While I don't really find that > /dev/null is any worse than -q, I also
agree that getting rid of all that non-POSIX cruft is a much more sane
solution. Especially considering our requirements for the shell, which
are much, much harder to fulfill once you leave the "mainstream" OSs.

Reimar D?ffinger

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