[Mailman-Users] mailman install problems (syntax error atline1: `; ' unexpected)

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Aug 7 18:12:07 CEST 2010

Mark Sapiro writes:

 > I agree that the underlying issue is with the shell, but in at least
 > these bash versions:
 > GNU bash, version 3.2.49(22)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
 > GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (i386-apple-darwin10.0)
 > GNU bash, version 3.1.17(1)-release (i686-redhat-linux-gnu)
 > the construct
 >  for p in ; do echo Huh? $p ; done

OK, I must be remembering *very* old versions of bash or something.

FWIW, dash 0.5.5, bash 4.0.1, and zsh 4.3.4 all behave as you say,
too.  If dash does it, I'd guess it's POSIX-ly correct, since dash is
pretty minimal by design.

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