tlmgr fails on Solaris 10

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at
Sat Feb 13 05:34:58 CET 2021

On 12/02/2021 23:10, Karl Berry wrote:
>      chomp (my $guessed_platform = `/bin/sh '$config_guess'`);
> I asked upstream (not for the first time) to revert their gratuitous
> switch from `...` to $(...). I hope the maintainer does so.
> (I bcc'd you.)


>      /bin/bash
> Is bash a standard part of Solaris 10? That seems ... strange.

It was on the machines we had (only one left, which was a donation from 
Oracle and set up by them).  It is old

swift-9% /bin/bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.57(1)-release (i386-pc-solaris2.10)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

which is the same version as on current macOS.

> There's probably some other Solaris shell that supports $(...)?
> Maybe just /bin/ksh? I can't check any more. --thanks, karl.

/bin/ksh also works.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

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