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Bug#340610: marked as done (kimberlite: depends on pdksh but /bin/ksh may not be pdksh)

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Package: kimberlite
Version: 1.1.0-3.3
Severity: normal

kimberlite depends on pdksh and includes ksh scripts in
/usr/lib/kimberlite that rely on #!/bin/ksh to run the scripts. However,
since version 5.2.14-18 of pdksh, pdksh is installed as /bin/pdksh and
the alternates system used to handle /bin/ksh. This means that
installing kimberlite can add pdksh as a dependency but a different ksh
is then used.

One solution would therefore be to change the dependency to ksh | mksh |
pdksh | zsh. Alternatively, the scripts should be changed to use

The advantage of changing the dependency is that it reduces the chance
that someone needs to install an extra package. The problem is that the
scripts may break in one of the other shells. Looking through the
scripts closely, I noticed one problem. Function definitions are of this
    typeset TMPFILE=/tmp/$MYNAME.stopDevices.$$
In the real Korn shell, the two function declaration forms have
different semantics and variable definitions will not have local scope.
The fix is to use the syntax:
  function stopDevices

This should really be changed upstream: other distributions have changed
their ksh to the real ksh.


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kimberlite has been removed from Debian due to lack of interest and
upstream inactivity.  For details, see <http://bugs.debian.org/348195>.

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