makehistory failure

Hubbard, Matt m.hubbard at
Fri Jul 28 09:02:13 UTC 2000

> The temporary file it's generating is the overview 
> information rather than
> the history information.  I'm guessing that your sort isn't properly
> taking the temporary directory argument and is sorting in 
> /var/tmp, or at
> least that's where I've seen this problem before.
> -- 
> Russ Allbery (rra at             

Thanks Russ,

I think I can add "sort" to the growing list of broken Solaris utilities,
along with "make", "install", "tail" and "tar".

Having compiled and installed the GNU textutils the sort worked a treat.


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