GnuTLS 2.9.9 - uses non-portable option to grep.

Simon Josefsson simon at
Mon Nov 23 11:13:37 CET 2009

"Dr. David Kirkby" <david.kirkby at> writes:

> Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> The GnuTLS 2.9.x branch is NOT what you want for your stable system.  It
>> is intended for developers and experienced users.
>> Here are the compressed sources (6.1MB):
> Well, I'm neither, but I thought I'd give it a try for you on a Sun
> Ultra 27 running OpenSolaris.

Thank you very much!

> grep: illegal option -- q
> Usage: grep -hblcnsviw pattern file . . .
> RFC 2253 escaping not working?
> FAIL: rfc2253-escape-test
> ===================================
> 1 of 43 tests failed
> Please report to bug-gnutls at
> ===================================
> -q which is an option to GNU grep is not supported by the standard
> grep in Solaris. (There is a POSIX compatible version at
> /usr/xpg4/bin/grep,  but it is not the default grep in /usr/bin/grep.)
> It would be better to send the output of grep to /dev/null, as that
> will work on any grep.

I agree, and have fixed this now:


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