D6833: relnotes: we now require `sh` to support $(command) syntax to run test suite

martinvonz (Martin von Zweigbergk) phabricator at mercurial-scm.org
Mon Sep 9 15:58:03 EDT 2019


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REVISION SUMMARY
  For example, Solaris before version 11 had /bin/sh pointing to the old
  Bourne Shell (which doesn't suppoert $(command) syntax).

REPOSITORY
  rHG Mercurial

REVISION DETAIL
  https://phab.mercurial-scm.org/D6833

AFFECTED FILES
  relnotes/next

CHANGE DETAILS

diff --git a/relnotes/next b/relnotes/next
--- a/relnotes/next
+++ b/relnotes/next
@@ -9,6 +9,11 @@
 
 == Backwards Compatibility Changes ==
 
+ * A shell that supports `$(command)`` syntax for command substitution is now
+   required for running the test suite. The test runner normally uses
+   `sh`, so if that is a shell that doesn't support `$(command)` syntax,
+   you can override it by setting `$HGTEST_SHELL` or by passing it to
+   `run-tests.py --shell <shell>`.
 
 == Internal API Changes ==
 



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