[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Bug#399362: imapproxy: Bashism in init script

On 2006-11-19 Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> severity 399362 important
> thanks

> On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 02:37:36PM +0100, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
>> Package: imapproxy
>> Version: 1.2.4-5.1
>> Severity: serious
>> Justification: Policy 10.4, "shell scripts specifying /bin/sh as interpreter must only use POSIX features"
>>> if [ "$START" == "no" -a "$1" != "stop" ]; then
>> It appears dash and posh chokes on "==" above. A single "=" is
>> enough and POSIX.

> This is not a release-critical bug under
> http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt, but it is a candidate for
> NMUing under the release team's 0-day NMU policy per the latest release
> update mail to d-d-a.

http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt says: 
(g) Scripts

        Scripts must include the appropriate #! line, and set executable.
        The package providing the script must Depend: on the appropriate
        package providing the interpreter.

A script setting #!/bin/sh but failing to work if /bin/sh = dash fails
to fullfill this requirement, #! line is not "appropriate".
So perhaps etch_rc_policy.txt could be amended to include "This
paragraph does not apply to  #!/bin/sh scripts using bash features."

cu and- Slightly unhappy upon realizing that he might end up with a
known to be broken system with dash as /bin/sh in etch. -reas
The 'Galactic Cleaning' policy undertaken by Emperor Zhark is a personal
vision of the emperor's, and its inclusion in this work does not constitute
tacit approval by the author or the publisher for any such projects,
howsoever undertaken.                                (c) Jasper Ffforde

Reply to: