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Re: bash "pregnant pauses" revisited (B19 on NT 4.0)
- To: Arndt Schoenewald <arndt at schoenewald dot de>
- Subject: Re: bash "pregnant pauses" revisited (B19 on NT 4.0)
- From: "Lassi A. Tuura" <lat at iki dot fi>
- Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 11:44:37 +0200 (METDST)
- cc: Ulrich Lauther <ulrich dot lauther at mchp dot siemens dot de>, Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>, Matthias Morche <morche at sat1 dot de>, Cygwin32 Maillist <gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com>
- Reply-To: "Lassi A. Tuura" <lat at iki dot fi>
|> I don't know what the default mail path for the bash.exe shipped with
|> B19 is (echo $MAILPATH or $MAIL doesn't print anything), but I took a
|> hex editor to look into the binary and found an instance of the string
|> "unknown" not far from occurances of MAIL and MAILPATH. I patched the
|> string from "unknown" to "no-idea", and guess what, the system started
|> to query my name server for "no-idea". Gotcha.
Read from line 1149 onwards in aclocal.m4 (in bash 2.01), that starts
with the very telling words:
[AC_MSG_CHECKING(for default mail directory)
and ends after lots of checking with:
Looks like whoever builds the distributions could make us all the favour
of first creating the directory /usr/spool/mail (or any of the other
ones that are checked for)?
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not
necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going
to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly
overhead. --RFC1925, "The Twelve Networking Truths"
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