[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#535970: bashism(?) in initscript

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Mon Jul 6 13:12:31 UTC 2009

Package: nagios3-common
Version: 3.0.6-4~lenny2
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Found in http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/nagios3/nagios3_3.0.6-5.diff.gz
as well.

The init script contains this line:
│stop () {

If the space is removed after the “stop” word, it will work with
mksh as /bin/sh. (Some shells define an alias by the name of
“stop”, which may conflict with a function unless immediately
followed by the parenthesēs to initiate a function definition.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.2
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-xen-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nagios3-common depends on:
ii  adduser            3.110                 add and remove users and groups
ii  apache2-utils      2.2.9-10+lenny3       utility programs for webservers
ii  bsd-mailx [mailx]  8.1.2-0.20071201cvs-3 A simple mail user agent
ii  coreutils          6.10-6                The GNU core utilities
ii  debconf [debconf-2 1.5.24                Debian configuration management sy
ii  lsb-base           3.2-20                Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  mailx              1:20071201-3          Transitional package for mailx ren
ii  nagios-plugins-bas 1.4.12-5              Plugins for the nagios network mon
ii  nagios3-doc        3.0.6-4~lenny2        documentation for nagios3
ii  ucf                3.0016                Update Configuration File: preserv

Versions of packages nagios3-common recommends:
ii  apache2                  2.2.9-10+lenny3 Apache HTTP Server metapackage
ii  apache2-mpm-worker [http 2.2.9-10+lenny3 Apache HTTP Server - high speed th
ii  nagios-images            0.4             Collection of images and icons for
ii  nagios-plugins           1.4.12-5        Plugins for the nagios network mon

nagios3-common suggests no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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