[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#581106: gnumed-client-de: bashism in /bin/sh script

Raphael Geissert atomo64 at gmail.com
Tue May 11 05:20:23 UTC 2010

Package: gnumed-client-de
Severity: important
Version: 0.7.2-1
User: debian-release at lists.debian.org
Usertags: goal-dash

Hello maintainer,

While performing an archive wide checkbashisms (from the 'devscripts' package)
check I've found your package containing a /bin/sh script making use
of a bashism.

checkbashisms' output:
> possible bashism in ./usr/sbin/gm-install_arriba line 44 (read with option
> other than -r):
> read -e -p "Alte ARRIBA-Versionen entfernen ? [j/N]: "
> possible bashism in ./usr/sbin/gm-install_arriba line 44 (read without
> variable):
> read -e -p "Alte ARRIBA-Versionen entfernen ? [j/N]: "
> possible bashism in ./usr/sbin/gm-install_arriba line 45 (should be 'b =
> a'):
> if test "${REPLY}" == "j" ; then

Not using bash (or a Debian Policy compliant shell interpreter that doesn't
provide such an extra feature) as /bin/sh is likely to lead to errors or
unexpected behaviours. Please be aware that dash is now the default /bin/sh.

Hints about how to fix bashisms can be found at:

If you still don't know how to fix the bashisms don't hesitate to reply to
this email, or tag the bug as 'help'.

Thank you,
Raphael Geissert

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