make distprep broken?

Damien Miller djm at
Thu May 9 15:29:52 EST 2002

On Thu, 9 May 2002, Darren Tucker wrote:

> Hello All,
> 	Doing a make distprep doesn't seem to work anymore:
> $ make -f distprep
> make: @SH@: Command not found
> make: *** [catman-do] Error 127
> 	I've seen this on AIX & Redhat (gnu make) and Solaris (native make). I
> suspect this occurs on most platforms. Is this still the recommended way
> of autoreconf'ing CVS releases for building?

hmmm, that is broken. Tim - you committed that change, is there anyway to 
default to /bin/sh if @SH@ isn't substituted?

In the meantime, you can do "make -f distprep SHELL=/bin/sh"


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