[linux-lvm] lvm2 portability issues (GNU sed is assumed)

John Spencer maillist-lvm at barfooze.de
Tue Mar 19 17:38:54 UTC 2013

On 02/24/2013 04:12 PM, John Spencer wrote:
> On 01/31/2013 04:31 AM, John Spencer wrote:
>> On 01/30/2013 03:55 AM, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 08:51:21PM +0100, John Spencer wrote:
>>>> may i ask kindly to reformulate that statement so that it works with
>>>> posix sed (as used in busybox 1.20.2) ?
>>> I'm perfectly happy using modern extensions to these tools:)
>>> If you want this to work with alternative versions, please send a tested
>>> patch for us to incorporate. (Either modifications to the commands so
>>> it works with both or else alternative versions which configure chooses
>>> between.)
>> a couple of regex experts looked at it, and the reason it didnt work is
>> simply a bug: the \ before d is wrong. apparently the author meant to
>> escape the makefile variable that follows, but that is not necessary and
>> so the backslash gets passed on.
>> find attached a patch that works correctly with gnu sed and busybox sed.
> zdenek, since alasdair does not seem to react, would you mind applying
> this patch for a quick test, see that it generates both linker scripts
> (.export.sym) correctly (exactly the same output than before) and merge
> it ? thanks!
> (reattaching the patch)
> thanks,
> --JS


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