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Re: bashisems in maintainer scripts.

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 01:47:36PM +0100, Martin Albert wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 March 2004 07:12, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 09:18:53PM -0800, Mike Mestnik wrote:
> > > This has happend more than once, but it's not a huge problem. 
> > > However bash should be extended to, be able to, warn about the most
> > > common compatibility problems.  Every one would benifit from this.
> >
> > That would be most productive put to the upstream bash developers. 
> > There are currently checks in lintian (I presume linda has similar
> > checks) to find at least some common bashisms used in maintainer
> > scripts.
> First of all is a POSIX sh documentation missing in Debian, ideally 
> referenced from policy or developers-reference.

I didn't check but doubt POSIX 1003.* is DFSG-free.

Why not test maintainer scripts in a chroot with /bin/sh -> dash?

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

. Siggy

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