sed not working

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Sat Sep 3 03:14:27 PDT 2005

Rein Kadastik wrote:

> Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
>> Rein Kadastik wrote:
>>> Rein Kadastik wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>> I have a problem with sed on one of my systems.
>> You've probably tried this, but what does "which sed" show on the 
>> broken system?  It should show /usr/bin/sed and if it doesn't, 
>> there's your problem :-)
> It shows /usr/bin/sed

> The ident output is identical on the working system. I guess, that it 
> is some sort of a regex library issue, as sed itself does not contain 
> regex engine.

Well, that was going to be my second guess :-)

Do you have any extra compile options in /etc/make.conf which might be 
making something go wrong?  Extra optimisations etc.


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