OpenSSH-2.1: FROM in 'w' empty?

Simon Wilkinson sxw at
Thu May 25 10:16:39 EST 2000

> > I patched configure and aclocal.m4.  The method used works for both bash1
> > and bash2, so the changes should be backward compatible.  I tested this
> > syntax on a couple of Redhat boxes and on Irix.

> > -       ossh_result=`eval "echo "$"$ossh_varname"`
> > +       eval ossh_result=\$${ossh_varname}
> I suspect this change will break a lot of other systems.  Remember there
> are still machines out there that don't understand the $(command) syntax
> (my stock Solaris with /bin/sh is one of them).
> Is there another way to fix this and preserve the use of backticks?


ossh_result=`eval echo \"\\\$$ossh_varname\"`

do the required trick? This works for me with Bash 1, 2 and Solaris sh.



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