[Openmcl-devel] CCL startup script (ccl & ccl64) is not Bourne Shell compatible

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Sun Oct 18 02:28:33 UTC 2009


On Oct 17, 2009, at 1:30 PM, Tim Bradshaw wrote:

> On 17 Oct 2009, at 14:57, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
>
>> Replace it at build time. PATH changes across system, and this breaks
>> spontaneously when someone uses another interpreter version or PERL
>> suddenly becomes out of PATH.
>
> This is off-topic now so I'll shut up after this, but that's what I
> used to do in the old days (I think you mean "install time" not "build
> time"), and it sucks.  It's particularly not amusing if you need to
> run something across a thousand-odd variously-configured systems
> running maybe one of 5 versions of one of 4 OSs, which is what I do
> for my living.

FWIW, I agree with Tim.  Consulting PATH at script execution time is  
the Right Thing.

rg




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