On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 08:28:06PM -0700, walt wrote:

> In an attempt to understand this black magic we practice every day
> could I ask you to do two quick experiments for me?
> 1. Type 'sort +1' at any command prompt.  What do you see?
> 2. cd /usr/src/lib/libncurses
>     make clean && make
>     What do you see?
>    [Warning: this may break your world on the next go-round.]

As has been already explained, it's caused by sort using a newer value
of the _POSIX2_VERSION directive during the buildworld, meaning "Use
POSIX <version mumble> behaviour", where <version mumble> does not
allow the 'sort +1' syntax.


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