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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-14 07:01:43

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From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>

> David Abrahams wrote:
> > Apparently, on unix, the python-based testing assumes it will find the
> > executable in bin.linuxx86. That didn't work out so well when I tried
> > testing on OSF and AIX today. Vladimir, is that something you can fix
> > relatively painlessly?
> I'm totally clueless here. What's OSF and AIX?

Other posix oses.

> Do have have "posix" as the
> value of "" in Python?

I suppose they do.

> Hmm... how can we detect that we're on OSF or
> AIX? The simple approach is to invove "uname -a" (do they have it?) and
> parsing its output, that this is ugly.

Sure, they have it. However, I bet it comes from the environment. Why don't
you look at where Jam is getting it from?



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