[arch-dev-public] grep breakage in staging

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Tue Feb 7 14:49:36 EST 2012

On 07.02.2012 20:23, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Hey,
> Long story short, udev wouldn't build against staging and bailed with a
> really strange library-not-found error. I was able to reduce it down to
> libtool flaking out because it hardcodes paths to grep:
>    92 # A grep program that handles long lines.
>    93 GREP="/bin/grep"
> Do we:
> * tell libtool upstream to go to hell? (please?)


$PATH is there for a reason and if they think it might not contain /bin,
they can just add it at the end.

If the reason is "performance" (I did hear that one somewhere already)
they shouldn't use a shell script. Forking is worse than a few (likely
cached) file system lookups.

Until it's fixed upstream, I suggest to just patch it.

PS: Just saw that the variables for gcc, strip, ln -s, ar, as, printf,
tr and objdump do not contain a hardcoded path but just the executable
name. Go figure.

Florian Pritz

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