Re: [Rd] Question on trying to build R 2.11.1 on Tru64(aka OSF1) system

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:30:03 +0200

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Ah, so configure has chosen /bin/ksh as the shell, and that does not
> like this sh syntax on your system. Try setting R_SHELL=/bin/sh when
> configuring (or the path to bash, if you have that).
> Alternatively, use ${1+@} in (we have that as a workaround in

We even do it using @OSF_SH_BUG@, which would probably be a good idea to clone in On the other hand, the use of ${@} in goes back to at least 2002, which is a bit puzzling. Did OSF really not get tested since then??

Peter Dalgaard
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
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