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Re: RFH: bashisms in configure script

[Raphael Geissert]
> Hi everyone,
> dash recently added support for the magic variable $LINENO, which
> was the last piece to make it POSIX compliant. However, this change
> made the autoconf- generated configure scripts use dash to execute
> the script's code. Without support for LINENO, configure scripts
> exec to bash automatically.

What about reverting this change in dash until after Squeeze is
released?  Now seem like a bad time to make thousand of packages in
Debian fail to build from source. :)

Or perhaps can this feature be made to turn on or off using some 'set'
command, configuration file or command line argument to dash, to allow
us to keep the old behaviour for Squeeze while allowing users to
convert dash to be POSIX compliant locally?

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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