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Re: removal / ignore suggestions

On 2004-06-06 Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 01:07:02AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > # wrong shell code, patch sitting since Mar 14 there, in non-free
> > remove maelstrom/1.4.3-L3.0.5-3

> Given that I find 210 usages of test test1 -a test2 in 175 postinsts on
> my local system, and only four of those postinst scripts declare
> /bin/bash as an interpreter, I would like to see a POSIX citation for
> this bug

That is easy.[1]
-a is an XSI extension

> before we endure the joy of that particular mass-bugfiling.

> Comment sent to the bug submitter.  I'm inclined to tag this as
> sarge-ignore regardless of the outcome, given the number of affected
> packages and the minimal concrete impact.

I fully agree. "Any POSIX compatible shell" is not very helpful,
without naming which version of POSIX, and up until some moths ago we
interpreted it as "runs on dash". ;-) Now we have posh available...
             cu andreas

[1] http://www.google.com/search?q=susv3+posix
third hit.
"See, I told you they'd listen to Reason," [SPOILER] Svfurlr fnlf,
fuhggvat qbja gur juveyvat tha.
Neal Stephenson in "Snow Crash"

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