Bug#489663: splitvt: bashism in /bin/sh script
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.
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/doc/splitvt/examples/menu line 10 (should
> be 'b = a'):
> elif [ "`echo -e \"\\c\"`" == "" ]; then
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/doc/splitvt/examples/menu line 11 (echo -e):
> echo -e "$*\c"
> possible bashism in ./usr/share/doc/splitvt/examples/menu line 13 (unsafe
> echo with backslash):
> echo "$*\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
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.
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:
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