[Surfraw-devel] Bug#465361: surfraw: bashism in /bin/sh script

Raphael Geissert atomo64 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 02:07:47 UTC 2008

Package: surfraw
Severity: important
Version: 2.1.7
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/bin/surfraw line 305 (should be 'b = a'):
>    if ok SURFRAW_new_screen && test -n "$STY" && test $mode == text; then

Not using bash as /bin/sh would lead to errors or unexpected behaviours. 
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[1].

If you want more information about dash as /bin/sh, you can read:


Thank you,
Atomo64 - Raphael

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