[tex-live] texlivetest2006-texconfig buglet -- sort: open failed: +1: No such file or directory

gnwiii at gmail.com gnwiii at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 19:53:54 CET 2006

After installing for i386-linux from texlivetest2006-live-20061226.iso
on Fedroa Core 6 I got:

$ texconfig conf
=========================== active config files ==========================
sort: open failed: +1: No such file or directory

texconfig has "sort +1", which is not supported by current versions of
GNU sort.  Red Hat has been patching this to "sort -k 2" in their
tetex distro.

info sort says:

"   On older systems, `sort' supports an obsolete origin-zero syntax
`+POS1 [-POS2]' for specifying sort keys.  This obsolete behavior can
be enabled or disabled with the `_POSIX2_VERSION' environment variable
(*note Standards conformance::), but portable scripts should avoid
commands whose behavior depends on this variable.  For example, use
`sort ./+2' or `sort -k 3' rather than the ambiguous `sort +2'."

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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