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Kpathsea: A library for path searching

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2.2.4.1 configure shells

If you have Bash, the GNU shell, use it if sh runs into trouble (see section `Top' in Bash Features).

Most Bourne shell variants other than Bash cannot handle configure scripts as generated by GNU Autoconf (see section `Top' in Autoconf). Specifically:

ksh
The Korn shell may be installed as `/bin/sh' on AIX. `/bin/bsh' may serve instead.

ash
Ash is sometimes installed as `/bin/sh' on NetBSD, FreeBSD, and Linux systems. `/bin/bash' should be available.

Ultrix /bin/sh
`/bin/sh' under Ultrix is a DEC-grown shell that is notably deficient in many ways. `/bin/sh5' may be necessary.


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