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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

* Manoj Srivastava (srivasta@debian.org) [061116 05:57]:
> ,----
> |  "Shell scripts specifying /bin/sh as interpreter must only use POSIX
> |  features, additionally, they may assume that echo -n .... . Also,
> |  they may use test -a/o and the local directive in shell functions,
> |  as long as ....  If a shell script uses features beyond this set
> |  listed, then the appropriate shell must be specified in the first
> |  line of the script (e.g., #!/bin/bash) and the package must depend on
> |  the package providing the shell (unless the shell package is marked
> |  "Essential", as in the case of bash). "
> `----
>         This does specify what the scripts may expect, but drops all
>  wording from this section regarding what the policy expectation of
>  /bin/sh is.

Sounds good to me. Though (as a non-native speaker) I would rather
reformat it to:
| ... must only use POSIX features, and can:
| - assume that echo -n ...
| - use test -a/o and the local directive
| If a shell ...

But that are details of course.


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