[BusyBox] busybox build environment
andersen at codepoet.org
Wed Oct 29 23:57:25 UTC 2003
On Thu Oct 30, 2003 at 03:29:28AM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 02:46:52 +1100
> Glenn McGrath <bug1 at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> > At this stage i ran into problems with compile errors for ncurses
> ncurses does a '| sort -n +5 >' in one of the shell scripts, busybox
> sort doesnt handle the +5, the + is an obsolete GNUism from my
Yes, this was recently reported on the uClibc list. And you are
right, this option is marked obsolete in sort from GNU coreutils.
Quoting the sort info page:
On older systems, `sort' supports an obsolete origin-zero
syntax `+POS1 [-POS2]' for specifying sort keys. POSIX
1003.1-2001 (*note Standards conformance::) does not allow
this; use `-k' instead.
So I think rather than changing busybox, in this case ncurses
should be fixed to instead use the '-k' option.
> I think the numeric argument should be accepted with the -n option
The -n option for numeric sort seems to be properly supported
and doesn't take an argument from my reading of the standards,
Erik B. Andersen http://codepoet-consulting.com/
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