Is it safe to delete /bin/[ && /usr/bin/false?

chris# at chris# at
Tue Sep 9 23:21:49 UTC 2008

Hello, and thank you for your reply.

Quoting Stanislav Sedov <stas at>:

> On Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:25:51 -0700
> mentioned:
>> Good. Perhaps you (or anyone) can suggest how I might debug /when/where/
>> these eval are called. I could use /usr/bin/script, but not sure how to
>> (e)grep the culprit(s).
> Try to find the exact script which causes this (it'd be pretty easy if you
> could find a port with this error reproducible). Then you will be able
> to track the problem down by inserting a couple of echos/exits in the
> offending script and observing the result.

Well, I ultimately found the problem by recognizing a pattern.
Since the error messages hadn't proved fatal as far as I could see.
I just continued to build as required - always keeping a watchful eye.
I began to notice what seemed to be ports checking against Apache were
emitting errors, where others were not. Then it occurred to me that my
problem was self-inflicted. I had made some changes to the Apache source
before making && installing. Because the changes were so unique, I bumped
the version by a tenth of a point (1.4x). I then remembered all the Apache
make conditionals being against 1.3 || 2 - the light went off in my pointy
head; the version /I/ installed was != 1.3 || 2, but > 1.3 < 2. D'OH! Well,
no harm has /yet/ come of it. The scripts simply emit the error and
continue on their merry way. So unless something bombs farther down the road,
I'll just accept/expect the errors knowing what they are trying to tell
me. :)

Thanks again for responding.


> --
> Stanislav Sedov
> ST4096-RIPE

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