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sr #110497: "This script requires a shell more modern than all the shells I found" message should suggest something

Submitter:  Zack Weinberg <zackw>
Submitted:  Mon 24 May 2021 01:15:44 PM UTC
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  Solaris
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Mon 24 May 2021 01:15:44 PM UTC, original submission:  

Suggested by Jacob Bachmeyer in https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/config-patches/2021-05/msg00016.html :

> Autoconf should probably mention an old release of bash (that /can/ be built on a system with a pre-POSIX shell) in the "no better shell" found message.


We'd need to research an appropriate old release of bash (or whatever).  Note that the systems that don't have any shell where $(...) doesn't work are even older than the systems where it doesn't work in /bin/sh, and are probably only of interest for retrocomputing nowadays, so this is low priority.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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