Re: [wmii] Two wmii.rc issues

From: Juan Pablo Aroztegi <>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 11:44:03 +0200

> People often say so-and-so causes problems with bash, but they seldem say
> what problems they cause. What doesn't bash like?

More specifically, the affected program is Gentoo's portage. When
installing any package, it fails with this message:

/var/tmp/portage/sys-devel/bc-1.06-r6/temp/environment: line 1:
*=urxvt: command not found
/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 1658: /bin/sort: Argument list too long
/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 1658: /bin/tr: Argument list too long
/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 433: /usr/bin/find:
Argument list too long
/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 445: /usr/bin/find:
Argument list too long
 * The ebuild phase 'preinst' has exited unexpectedly. This type of
 * behavior is known to be triggered by things such as failed variable
 * assignments (bug #190128) or bad substitution errors (bug #200313). is written in bash.
Received on Sat May 03 2008 - 11:44:04 UTC

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