Solaris sed problems (was Re: top level build problem...)

Dario Alcocer dalcocer at
Wed May 31 21:55:12 UTC 2000

>>>>> "Joel" == Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at> writes:

    Joel> "Aaron J. Grier" wrote:
    >>  On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 02:25:32PM -0500, Joel Sherrill wrote:
    >> > Comments?
    >> It seems like you are already assuming GNU make to build RTEMS,
    >> so you minus well use internal GNU make functions and ditch sed
    >> entirely, if possible.

    Joel> This particular sed is in the configure script so that is
    Joel> not possible.

    Joel> And even worse... configure uses sed to generate Makefile's
    Joel> from's.  I don't see any easy way to generate a
    Joel> valid Makefile in the libnetworking/include directory on
    Joel> Solaris using /bin/sed.  The set of preinstall filenames is
    Joel> too long for /bin/sed to process.

I wonder if there's any way to process the filenames with a custom awk 
script which could be run by 'configure'.  Maybe Solaris awk doesn't
have the limitations that Solaris sed has.  Another thought would be
to require the 'configure' script to use GNU sed.

Dario Alcocer // dalcocer at

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