[Haskell-cafe] problems building ycr2js

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Nov 24 19:08:42 EST 2007

On Nov 24, 2007, at 17:07 , Thomas Hartman wrote:

>                         ltag=`echo ${tag:1} | tr [:upper:] [:lower:] 
> ` ; \
>                         echo "  interface HTML${tag:0:1}${ltag}Element
> : HTMLElement {" >> W3C/addtags.idl ; \
> /bin/sh: Syntax error: Bad substitution

Translation:  "This program only works on Linux."

That variable substitution is not supported by /bin/sh on any system  
where /bin/sh is not bash, which is to say any system that is not  
Linux.  (And possibly even not on some Linuxes; I think I've heard at  
least one distribution has tried to break the bash dependency, but  
I'm sure they'll go back soon because of all the people complaining  
about how "broken" it is.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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