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From:
Robin Barker
Date:
January 2, 2001 10:49
Subject:
Re: [PATCH 5.7.1/Configure] failure to set src='.'
Message ID:
200101021849.SAA15345@tempest.npl.co.uk

> Hold it right there! ;-)
> 
> Can we please sort out what $src is supposed to contain? I just put
> $src/UU/... in hints/solaris_2.sh, relying on it to be an absolute path.
> I have no problem to change that, but poor Alan Burlison has to run
> all the tests again just for this change, and I'd like to avoid that.
> (Alan probably, too)

I'm surprised by this!

Surely
	% Configure
and
	% sh Configure
both give src='.':
either by experiment or 
by reading the source of Configure.

You might think that $rsrc is a relative version of $src
but the code does not seem to make $src absolute.

Robin

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