Patch: Bug: Shell fork/exec avoidance in make-3.79.1-3

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jun 26 12:36:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:52:58AM -0700, Earl Chew wrote:
>I've included a patch below that changes all the char[] definitions
>in job.c to char*.

Thanks for the patch.  I think that the simple solution of defining
default_shell as a 'char *' under cygwin is the correct approach to
this, though.  Looking at the rest of the code in make, it seems like
the intent is for this to be either an array or a pointer, depending on
various ifdefs.

That's what I've done to the code.  I'll be announcing a new version of
make shortly.

I very much appreciate your tracking this down.  It eases a maintainer's
load considerably when people are willing to debug problems like this

Thanks again,

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