Bug#530109: kdebase-workspace-bin: bashism in /bin/sh script
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.
> possible bashism in ./usr/bin/startkde line 370 ($UID should be "$(id
Not using bash (or a Debian Policy conformant shell interpreter which doesn't
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 was
a release goal for Lenny to make dash the default /bin/sh, and has been
proposed for squeeze as well.
If you want more information about dash as /bin/sh, you can read:
For more information supporting this goal please refer to Debian Policy,
section 10.4, 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:
If you still don't know how to fix the bashisms don't hesitate to reply to
this email, or tag the bug as 'help'.