[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#489630: linuxdoc-tools: bashism in /bin/sh script
atomo64 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 02:11:46 UTC 2008
User: debian-release at lists.debian.org
While performing an archive wide checkbashisms (from the 'devscripts' package)
check I've found your package containing one or more /bin/sh scripts making
use of bashisms.
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/linuxdoc-tools/sgmlswhich line 4 (unsafe
> echo with backslash):
> echo "None of nsgmls/onsgmls available. \n"; exit 1;
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/linuxdoc-tools/awkwhich line 4 (unsafe echo
> with backslash):
> echo "None of gawk/mawk available. \n"; exit 1;
Not using bash (or a Debian Policy conformant shell interpreter which does
provide such an extra feature) as /bin/sh is likely to lead to errors or
Please be aware that although bash is currently the default /bin/sh there's a
release goal for Lenny to make dash the default /bin/sh.
If you want more information about dash as /bin/sh, you can read:
For more information please refer to the Debian Policy section 10.4 supporting
this argument at:
Hints about how to fix bashisms:
Sometimes these bugs are already fixed in Ubuntu, look at the PTS.
If not already fixed you can read:
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