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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 04:04:39PM +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> It's easier to eyeball packages that explicitly announce "bash".
> Those could be  put to a stress test through:

It's also relatively trivial to just run through the archive, looking
for shell scripts and at least sh -n them from various shells of your

Sure, but it's more time consuming that using the 'Depends: '

Until Debian ships with /bin/sh pointing to dash or posh by default, a "Depends: bash" line isn't going to be reliable anyway, because a lot of maintainers won't notice that their package depends on bash, and the ones that do should probably just remove the bashisms.

Dwayne C. Litzenberger <dlitz@dlitz.net>

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