On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 03:04:50AM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> > No, the #!-header is only information. When you run "make test" we
> > actually invoke the shell ourselves using $SHELL_PATH.
> My SHELL_PATH is not set, and I can see SHELL_PATH ?= $(SHELL) in the
> Makefile.  Which shell is it supposed to point to? 

Something bourne compatible. If you are on a sane system, /bin/sh is
fine (and is the default).

> If you're proposing to use a variable that's only set in the Makefile
> in the test, you're not allowing users to run the test as a
> standalone- that's not a good change, is it?

It gets written to GIT-BUILD-OPTIONS, which should get pulled in by
test-lib.sh. There may be an ordering problem with the command line
parsing though.

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