[tex-live] DESTDIR not working

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Mon Aug 21 15:18:05 CEST 2006

David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

> Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> writes:
>> karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:
>> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/test.html
>> tells me that POSIX does not know about -ef.  So that would be
>> if test $pkg = sam2p; then
>>   dir1=$(cd $srcdir/utils/sam2p; pwd)
>>   dir2=$(cd utils/sam2p; pwd)
>>   if test "$dir1" != "$dir2"; then
>>     # doing things
>>   fi
>> fi
> $(...) is a bashism, too, IIRC, so you rather should use `...`.  

No, POSIX also knows about it (and actually I've been told that it is
older than ``):

> And
> pwd is not required to return a canonical directory name IIRC when it
> is used as a shell builtin.

Any idea where this would be documented, or of an example shell where
this becomes a problem?

http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/pwd.html says
that pwd should write to stdout "an absolute pathname of the current
working directory, which does not contain the filenames dot or
dot-dot", and does not say otherwise in

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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