[Bug 3126] [IcedTea8] pax-mark-vm script calls "exit -1" which is invalid in dash

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Thu Aug 4 15:31:46 UTC 2016


--- Comment #5 from James Le Cuirot <chewi at gentoo.org> ---
(In reply to Andrew John Hughes from comment #3)
> I'm just saying that fixing this is just one issue in getting dash to work
> with IcedTea and there are probably more Bash assumptions in the configure
> script.

It otherwise seems to work as I have seen this error from Gentoo users who have
selected dash and gone on to build it successfully.

> Is this not itself a bug in dash? Why doesn't it support negative values?

Because negative values are not really valid, even in bash. ;)

$ bash -c 'exit -1'; echo $?
$ bash -c 'exit -2'; echo $?

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