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Re: sed oddity

> While building the gcc-2.7.2-3 package, the configure script failed
> sometimes.  I tracked that down to sed dumping core when called in the
> pipe
> 	basic_machine=`echo $1 | sed 's/-[^-]*$//'`
> $1 is i486-unknown-linux at that point.
> After it had failed once, I could reproduce the error anytime I
> manually invoked the pipe inside the backquotes, so I decided to
> rebuild sed from the sources (maybe it suffered from a buggy gcc).
> ...
> Any ideas?

None different than others have already suggested.  My first two
guesses would be kernel bug, libc incompatibility.

David Engel                        Optical Data Systems, Inc.
david@ods.com                      1101 E. Arapaho Road
(214) 234-6400                     Richardson, TX  75081

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