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Re: pdksh transitional package going away...

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 08:41:15AM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> In Debian, there are only two packages depending, recommending,
> suggesting or build-depending on pdksh right now:
>    graphviz (U)
>    shunit2

These surprised me, so I took a peek.

In shunit2's case, ksh is optionally used as part of the test suite.
Removing the dependency did not cause FTBFS.

In graphviz's case, it seems there's three implementations of
/usr/bin/dotty and lneato in the source; a sh, a ksh and a bash. None
are run (afaics) in the build phase and the sh ones are installed in the
binary. (graphviz seems to FTBFS in a clean pbuilder sid chroot atm, as
as aside)

> I would like to ask the aforementioned maintainers to transition
> to depending/build-depending on mksh instead

It seems simply dropping pdksh as a build-dependency is sufficient.

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