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Re: Setup hangs in postinstall

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Michael Robbert wrote:

> [snip]
> >
> > Have you tried to strace it?
> Yes, I think that this was included in my initial Email. strace produces
> no output. I have tried attaching to a running/hung one as well as
> running:
> strace sh -c TEST=`uname -s`
> Both produced nothing, I suspect that the hang is actually happening
> outside of the sh that I create in the latter.

BTW, if you don't escape the backticks ("`"s), they will be evaluated in
the *current* shell.  You should try to run

strace sh -c 'TEST=`uname -s`'

(note the single quotes).  You can see the difference by comparing the
output of "sh -cx TEST=`uname -s`" and "sh -cx 'TEST=`uname -s`'".
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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