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Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 19:08:19 +0200
From: Alex Dowad <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Build process uses script to add CFI directives to x86

> Writing portable shell script is a little hard, but I've found a good
> approach is to make something ancient like pdksh a symlink for /bin/sh and
> even /bin/bash - typically in a small VM. This makes it much more likely
> that your code will work without big changes on AIX, BSDs, etc. The other
> way is to use dash, not BusyBox ash, as BusyBox ash includes a few bashisms
> depending on the configure options at build time.

Just tried swapping all references to /bin/sh to /bin/pdksh instead -- the
config script ran just fine and musl was built correctly (with the added CFI
data). Same with /bin/dash.

Thanks for the idea -- I will keep it in mind next time I am writing shell.

Maintainers: is there still anything blocking this patch from getting merged
in? Please let me know so I can fix any remaining problems.

Alex Dowad

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