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Bug#480605: metamail: bashism in /bin/sh script

Package: metamail
Severity: minor
Version: 2.7-54
Usertags: bashisms

Hello maintainer,

While performing an archive wide checkbashisms (from the 'devscripts' package) 
check I've found your package containing a /bin/sh script making 
use of a bashism.

checkbashisms' output:
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/extcompose line 31 (echo with backslash
> escapes): 
> echo -n "Please enter a number from 1 to 5: \c" 

Not using bash (or a Debian Policy conformant shell interpreter which does 
provide such an extra feature) as /bin/sh is likely to lead to errors or 
unexpected behaviours.

For more information please refer to the Debian Policy section 10.4 supporting 
this argument at:

Hints about how to fix bashisms:
Sometimes these bugs are already fixed in Ubuntu, look at the PTS.
If not already fixed you can read:


Thank you,
Atomo64 - Raphael

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See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html

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