* Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2010-01-22 15:52:56+0100]:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 08:50:07PM +0000, Alexander Clouter wrote:
> > Counter to the documentation for the dash shell, it seems that on my
> > x86_64 filth under Debian only does 32bit math. As I have configured my
> POSIX apparently specifies at least "long" type arithmetic for shells, so
> if your dash indeed is a 64-bit binary it's in violation of POSIX.
/me points to the 'Counter to the documentation for the dash shell...'
he put in his description...
> What does
> file $(which $SHELL)
Well, 'bash' (x86-64) as thats my *interactive* shell, I use dash for
the non-interactive stuff.
> The dash binary on my Fedora 12 i386 seems to perform 64-bit arithmetic.
...does it really matter, we still are leaving all the 32bit users out
there in the lurch?
When I get around to looking at the problem further I'll report it to
the Debian folk...meanwhile, builds on 32bit math only shells is broken
for vmlinuz regardless of my borkened shell :)
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