Section 4 : Troubleshooting

Q436: Do I _have_ to install BSD printf?

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Do I _have_ to install BSD printf?

Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 15:06:30 -0700
From: Sam Leffler <>
Subject: Re: Scripts and Echo

    Subject:  Scripts and Echo
    Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 09:50:15 EDT
    From:  Mitchell Perilstein 

    Hi all,
    Newbie here can't get 3.0pl1 going on SunOS 4.1.3 because the ...lib/fax 
    scripts such as probemodem don't seem to recognize that there is 'echo
    -n' available. The script header identifies the target correctly as
    sparc-sun-sunos4.1.3, so I presume the configure step was at least half
    right.  The message before exit is:
    	You don't seem to have a System V-style echo command
    	or a BSD-style printf command.  I'm bailing out...
    Do I _have_ to install BSD printf?  
echo -n does not do everything needed/expected by probemodem (or faxaddmodem);
that's why the scripts abort.  printf is part of the GNU shell utils package.


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