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Re: Anyone got irix5? I have questions about your ctype implementation

 > From: Alexandre Oliva <>
 > On May  7, 2002, Alexandre Oliva <> wrote:
 > > Never mind.  I've just duplicated it with a full bootstrap.  Something
 > > is polluting mabi=64/config.cache with an incorrect setting of LD.
 > > Either libf2c or libstdc++-v3.  I'm looking into it.
 > Ok, any libtool library would do it, due to an ill effect of (some)
 > shells.
 > My understanding is that, if an exported variable is modified in a
 > shell script, the modified value is not supposed to be automatically
 > re-exported.  It should be kept private to the script.
 > It appears that IRIX's /bin/sh doesn't agree with my understanding, so
 > this work around was necessary.  Ideally, libtool shouldn't mess up
 > with LD, but I'd rather not touch this at this point.

Huh?  Never heard of that rule.  I routinely bootstrap with
CONFIG_SHELL of /bin/ksh or /bin/bash anyway so unless they all share
the bug, I think you may be mistaken.  Consider this:

---file foo---------------------
export VAR=xxx
---file bar---------------------
echo $VAR

what should running "foo" output?  Under bash-2.03, I get "yyy".

Kaveh R. Ghazi			Director of Systems Architecture		Qwest Global Services

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