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Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:58:37 -0500
From: "JimF" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Plugin formats "released"

I will try to get on to the sparc boxes at work, and see if I can come up 
with a workable solution for both sparc and gmake, like the original 
submission did, but less complex.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Solar Designer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [john-dev] Plugin formats "released"

> magnum, Jim -
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 11:18:51AM +0200, magnum wrote:
>> Maybe try this instead (together with the two other lines from our
>> initial version), removing some of the weirdness:
>> PLUGFORMATS_SRCS: sh =if [ -f john.c ]; then echo *_plug.c; fi
>> Now the -f does not get several arguments but is still always true. And
>> we use echo instead of ls. This *should* work but who knows, I recall
>> some odd magic was needed to get it work - maybe there need to be two
>> wildcards for some reason? I have no Solaris here, but just looking at
>> the syntax one would think these alternative lines should work just as 
>> well:
>> PLUGFORMATS_SRCS: sh =if true; then echo *_plug.c; fi
>> -or-
>> PLUGFORMATS_SRCS: sh =echo *_plug.c
> Can you try the following combination of settings? -
> PLUGFORMATS_SRCS: sh =echo *_plug.c
> PLUGFORMATS_SRCS += $(wildcard *_plug.c)
> If this works on all of the systems you tested on previously, then I'd
> be tempted to use it (rather than other alternatives mentioned so far).
> Thanks,
> Alexander 

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