[OpenBIOS] Solaris anyone? Q2

Kenneth Salerno kennethsalerno at yahoo.com
Sun May 22 01:11:48 CEST 2011

----- Original Message -----

From: Paul Brook <paul at nowt.org>
To: openbios at openbios.org
Cc: Nathan Kunkee <nkunkee42 at hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [OpenBIOS] Solaris anyone? Q2

> >   crosscflags()
> >   {
> > 
> > -    local host=$1
> > -    local target=$2
> > +    host=$1
> > +    target=$2
> > 
> Confirmed; this produces the correct result with /bin/sh (ksh93), bash,
> and /usr/xpg4/bin/sh.

Have you tried separating the declaration and the definition. i.e.:

local host

IIRC there are sometimes issues when you combine the two.


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Yes, I have tried that. Korn Shell '93 (ksh93) does not include the builtin "local", that is bash/zsh-specific:

kens at sunos:~$ ken() {
> local kenny
> kenny=1
> }
kens at sunos:~$ ken
/bin/sh[2]: local: not found [No such file or directory]
kens at sunos:~$ type local                                                 
/bin/sh: whence: local: not found
kens at sunos:~$  ^D                                                             
11:04 PM kens at sunos$ type local
local is a shell builtin

Also there really is no need to rename the variables from host and target because they're not used for any unrelated purposes elsewhere in switch-arch.

The patch I had submitted is valid.


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