Re: [Rd] ???UNSURE??? Re: (PR#8363) R CMD INSTALL fails if cd prints

From: <p.lijnzaad_at_med.uu.nl>
Date: Mon 05 Dec 2005 - 12:28:52 GMT


On Friday 02 December 2005 18:20, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> What shells are these?

Bash, mostly, but also ksh and zsh; sorry for not mentioning this. I now see that the root account usually does not change the behaviour of cd, so we may as well forget about the matter. My thought was: if a small change helps avoid this problem (which I think can occur easily enough), it could be helpful. Incidentally, IMHO the way it is coded in INSTALL.in (I didn't know about INSTALL.in, sorry) is a bit unusual; cd does not seem to be required by the POSIX standard to have non-zero exit status when it fails (and in fact, on older SunOSes, 'cd non/existant/directory' returns 0). But that is probably more a matter of style, more than anything else. Regards,

                                                                       Philip

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