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Bug#489658: secpanel: bashism in /bin/sh script

Package: secpanel
Severity: important
Version: 0.41+0.4.2-3
User: debian-release@lists.debian.org
Usertags: goal-dash

Hello maintainer,

While performing an archive wide checkbashisms (from the 'devscripts' package) 
check I've found your package containing one or more /bin/sh scripts making 
use of bashisms.

checkbashisms' output:
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/secpanel/secpanel.wait line 16 (should be
> read [-r] variable): 
> read
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/secpanel/secpanel.dist line 13 (echo -e):
>     echo -e "Key-Distribution finished\nPress <Return> to continue"
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/secpanel/secpanel.dist line 14 (should be
> read [-r] variable): 
>     read
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/secpanel/secpanel.dist line 66 (echo -e):
>     echo -e "Parameters:\n\tHost:\t$HOST\n\tUser:\t$USER"

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.
Please be aware that although bash is currently the default /bin/sh there's a 
release goal for Lenny to make dash the default /bin/sh[1].

If you want more information about dash as /bin/sh, you can read:

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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